Thursday, 21 June 2007

Holm Oaks

As you enter the village along Dover Road the Holm Oaks stands on the corner with Station Road. This Guest House always looks immaculate from the outside and I'm sure it is equally well kept inside. As a birder (birdwatcher) the most significant thing about this plot is the Holm Oak trees that house a substantial part of the village Rookery. The Holm Oak, Quercus ilex, is an evergreen tree so it is very difficult to know how many nests are in these trees. Originally a tree of the Mediterranean area they were introduced to the UK and thrive except in the coldest areas. The Rooks are joined by several pairs of Jackdaws and both frequently visit our garden.

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