The big wood pigeons seem to travel in pairs and keep watch from overhead power lines, or waddle around on the ground finding tasty morsels. As you drive the country lanes, blackbirds flick up from the road ahead and quickly wriggle themselves in between the leaves of the hedgerows.
Magpies here are different to those in New Zealand. English magpies are smaller than ours and have a long tail. Both are black and white.
Here's a shot of where we're staying - a lovely country property with stables.
Birdsong floats on the air all day. I've seen gold finches, green finches and chaffinches. Blackbirds and thrush also sing from their high tree perches and there are wood pigeons, collar doves, swallows, robins, blue tits, magpies, owls.
Peaceful and lovely.