The combination of the end of the Christmas Season and #NationalBirdDay suggests the appearance of a flock of partridges on the slopes below the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, in Attica, Greece.
Managing unwanted birds can be be a problem at heritage sites. The team at the National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk has installed a kite raptor on one of the gatehouse towers to deter nesting birds.
This does not seem to have made much of an impact on two pigeons nesting on the top of the adjacent chimney stack.
Thorpeness was developed as a Suffolk coastal resort by G.S. Ogilvie in 1909. The mere was created in 1913 although the boathouse, complete with clocktower, had been completed in 1911.
One of the more unusual buildings is the House in the Clouds designed by F. Forbes Glennie and constructed in 1923-24. The watertower is disguised as a cottage.
The village has associations with J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan, 1904) who was a friend of the Ogilvies.
The dovecot at Crossraguel Abbey is located in the south court. It was constructed in the 16th century and is claimed to be “one of Scotland’s oldest surviving dovecots”. Nesting boxes were built into the interior of the structure.