May 9, 2010:
Another evening visitor to the pool was a Turtle Dove. It was extremely nervous waiting hidden in the trees for a long time before finally gaining courage to descend to the pool's edge to drink. Unfortunately before it could do so something must have disturbed it for it hurriedly flew off, not to return on this occasion.
It was a beautifully plumaged bird and it is a great shame if this is why unscrupulous local 'hunters' target them. For this reason its wariness was fully justified.