12/05/2016 Otford, Kent

Oriental Turtle Dove: Another brilliant twitch and another MEGA in the bag!

I was particularly pleased to connect with this bird after getting gripped from some close mates.

This was my second visit after making the mistake of trying for the bird in the middle of the afternoon.  It transpired that the bird is best viewed at first light or dusk.

With this new information at hand Dave Haigh and I arrived early morning and joined the growing group of birders.

I waited about two hours before the bird made an appearance and I was lucky enough to pin it down between some houses before it disappeared and subsequently vanished the very next day, talk about lucky!