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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:44 pm

A brand new collared dove today :). It still had that ghostly shimmering paleness that only the young ones have.
Seemed to be impressed by the catering arrangements but I thought it was a bit chilly for it to be out without its collar :unsure:
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:36 pm

Placido wrote:A brand new collared dove today :). It still had that ghostly shimmering paleness that only the young ones have.
Seemed to be impressed by the catering arrangements but I thought it was a bit chilly for it to be out without its collar :unsure:

Kids eh! :rolleyes:
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:16 pm

Don't know where they've been but they're suddenly back. Yesterday and today, at the same time funnily enough, two collies have visited and tucked into (mainly) the suet pellets.
Actually, the pellets seem to be the nosh of choice all round at the moment. That's not to say that the sunflower hearts, p'nuts and mixed seed and porage aren't warmly welcomed too :munch: :feedbirds:
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Mike_k » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:52 am

Haven't had any in the garden recently but here's one on the aerial of the house opposite.
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:46 pm

Ah, they're nice !!
Trying to tune into Sky Sports 2 no doubt :)
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:02 pm

Makes one wonder .......

Everyone knows ( :rolleyes: ) that collared doves were first chronicled as breeding in the UK in 1955 having spread from the East across Europe.
However, this is interesting:
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/coll ... l-with-eos

Landseer, 1841
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:58 pm

Placido wrote:Makes one wonder .......

Everyone knows ( :rolleyes: ) that collared doves were first chronicled as breeding in the UK in 1955 having spread from the East across Europe.
However, this is interesting:
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/coll ... l-with-eos

Landseer, 1841

It was quite usual for Victorian explorers to bring back flora and fauna from their travels so perhaps the Collared Doves were brought back to inhabit Dovecots or just for decoration. I'm wondering if the child is one of Queen Victorias' spawn as I saw a documentary about them and the greyhound type dog featured in a lot of the early pictures.
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:44 pm

Yes, Jacksparrow. That's a picture of V's eldest, Princess Victoria Louise. Landseer was a Court favourite and painted all 9 of 'em.

On further research I find that the bird in question isn't a collie dove at all but a barbary dove which may have been brought back from Africa as a pet.
So that's the end of that then :( .......
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby nuthatch » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:09 am

I still can't get the painting to show up :(

Three minutes later: able to view it now - certainly looks like a collie :)
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:25 pm

:waving: Glad you're able to view it, Nuthatch 'cos it's very interesting in an ornithological sort of way.
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