Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Baby Collared Dove

DB was busy working on the new log store when he popped his head inside and asked for the camera.
Sitting on our garden gate was a baby collared dove:
We sat and watched it for a few moments as the parents came back to feed it:
They kept trying to entice it back into the trees at the front, eventually it landed in a rather slapdash manner on the front gravel:
Now a bully of a wood pigeon keeps chasing it and them. Blasted things. When we first moved here there were only a few pairs of collared doves, now they are in the minority and the wood pigeons have taken over. When they have their early morning fights on the roof, it sounds like someone running along the roof in hob nailed boots!



4 comments:

  1. How lovely to see a young one, hope the bullies leave it alone. We have an abundance of collared doves here and very few wood pigeons, thankfully.

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    1. Seen the parents today but not the baby.

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  2. We have a resident pair of collared doves too, haven't seen any young this year yet. The pigeons are keeping away at the moment as they prefer the oil seed rape on the fields all around

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    1. Unfortunately they nest in one of our trees and in a neighbours! The other neighbour knocks the nests down.

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