Big surprise today at work-two Collared Doves in the conifers outside. The first I have seen in the Stevenage area since early November. Cannot understand why they have been so elusive in the last few months. They stopped coming to my feeders in October-about the time I took out the big Bay Tree, after some 25 years presence in the garden, but I expect to see them regularly travelling to and from work, the local supermarket and on my walks around Aston End. Be interesting to see what happens later on.