The biggest surprise was Sunday afternoon, we were walking up the bridleway from Digdog Lane when I thought I heard a familiar short song but not one I've ever heard in Sissinghurst before, I dismissed it but a second burst, this time sounding quite close confirmed I really did hear a GOLDEN ORIOLE!!!! I waited for half an hour or so and went back again later but it never sung again and wasn't seen, after spending many hours listening to them and looking for them on the Norfolk/Suffolk border I wasn't surprised, but just a little frustrated not to have seen it. I now face a slight quandary as to whether to put it on the Sissinghurst list, it was definitely one and I count birds heard on my daily walks but I wouldn't put a bird heard only on my life list??
|'Excuse me but I can't get any milk if you sit like that!!'|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker|