BY THE QUARRY PATH a black cat lies, not terribly well concealed, behind a shrub, intently watching two Collared Doves, which stroll up and down the pavement opposite, just beyond its range, watching it quizzically.
A Robin sings a short wistful phrase from one of the hedgerow trees. A Song Thrush flies from a thorn bush. This species is not such a common sight these days, its presence here demonstrates how important this last wisp of wildness is to bird life.
Chaffinches, Greenfinches and a Great Tit add colour to the old hedge. They use its cover to approach the bird feeders in the gardens across the road.
Two Pied Wagtails flit about in a pub car park.
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