COLLARED DOVES

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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Mike_k » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:17 pm

We get 1 or 2 at a time but the current one is a real bully and chases off anything else in the garden, including the bigger pigeons. Has anyone else seen this ?
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Placido » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:54 am

Lovely surprise this morning - a pair of collies :clap:. Long time no see. Very wary though which is a shame. Stayed for a couple of minutes for breakfast.
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby greenfinch2 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:17 pm

I like the collies but they are missing just now .
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:04 pm

I am lucky enough to have a continual presence of Collie Doves. Sometimes as many as five most often a pair. :)
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Butterfly » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:36 am

I'm surprised to hear that a collared dove can be aggressive Mike_k :unsure: . There are a couple of them that come to my garden and they are the gentlest birds around :) . I try to discourage feral pigeons coming to feed (which is proving to be a problem :grumpy: ) but I happily let collies have a meal when they are around, really lovely birds :D
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Re: COLLARED DOVES

Postby Butterfly » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:34 am

Ok, I have to take that back. There is these 2 collared doves in my garden lately visiting every day, always together, really sweet :)
I think they are fledglings because they look quite small and they still don't have the "collar" on their necks. Last few days there has been quite a commotion because these other 2, bigger doves came along and started to bully the smaller ones :( . They don't let them eat and they keep chasing them off. Just today, I saw one of the fledglings limping :cry3: .
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