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Birds - Pigeon & Doves Page 2
Image Taken on 17 Dec 2016
at 14:37 Image of day on 27 Jan 2017
We are very fond of Collared Doves, here billing and cooing at the meadow site.
Sometimes perching over the microphone we use to hear activity outside over
the CCTV, the sound is loud but rather pleasing.
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Image Taken on 16 Feb 2015
at 08:51 Image of day on 27 Mar 2015
The Collared doves being their usual loving selves - their loving
coos regularly arrive over the CCTV monitors, as we hear as we prepared
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Image Taken on 06 Apr 2007
at 08:28 Image of day on 21 Apr 2007
We adore these delicate collared doves which appear to
be paired and probably have a nest somewhere.
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Image Taken on 16 Oct 2008
at 16:27 Image of day on 05 Nov 2008
A pair of collared doves canoodling on the top the mains cable
post. We seem to have quite a few pairs now, with this pair
usually to be found near this post.
Who doesn't enjoy a scratch where you can't reach!
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Image Taken on 30 May 2008
at 14:09 Image of day on 05 Jun 2008
This pair of collared doves seem to have commandeered the 'raptor
post' and spend much of the day there in contentment and
affectionate mutual preening.
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Image Taken on 21 Sep 2010
at 18:02 Image of day on 23 Nov 2010
A few collared doves have reappeared after a short summer
absence. This one perching on the main electric wires took off
nicely on cue for the camera. Montage at about 7 fps is
horizontally stretched to show the whole bird each time.
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Image Taken on 19 Mar 2011
at 16:13 Image of day on 16 Apr 2011
Collared doves have graced our site for many years, and breed in the trees.
These beautiful delicate birds are unfortunately prey for
sparrowhawks, but within a week or two of one being taken another
will appear to make a pair. There is often a 'pool' of unpaired
birds waiting to take up any vacancy.
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Image Taken on 16 Jan 2013
at 08:05 Image of day on 10 Feb 2013
We got several (not very good) photos of this Collared dove
before the Grey Squirrel's arrival, and none thereafter. A pair
of Collared doves like a conifer tree a few meters from this site,
and from the house 30m away we often see them 'playing' there from the house.
Baby Collared Doves later this year?
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Image Taken on 26 Feb 2009
at 09:01 Image of day on 18 Mar 2009
We seem to have a number of pairs of collared doves.
This pair visited one of the photo sites and took their portraits.
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Image Taken on 10 Jul 2007
at 19:13 Image of day on 31 Jul 2007
Aaaahhhh - a romantic supper of cherries for this pair
of collared doves.
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Image Taken on 21 Jan 2009
at 12:37 Image of day on 07 Feb 2009
This pair of Collared doves were definitely in amorous mood and
they spent 10 minutes snuggling and cooing in an willow grown
from root stock of an ornamental. They didn't mate this time.
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Image Taken on 26 Feb 2014
at 16:03 Image of day on 08 Apr 2014
On an overcast day these two Collared Doves spent a minute or two
'playing' at the top of our concrete electricity supply pole, frequently
brushing their wings delicately over one another.
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Image Taken on 10 Mar 2009
at 17:32 Image of day on 30 Mar 2009
This pair of collared doves were 'playing' in the wind at sunset
with the orange sunlight 'playing' over them.
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Image Taken on 29 Dec 2014
at 08:59 Image of day on 13 Feb 2015
Two Collared Doves - probably a pair.
The bird on the left has an abnormal down-curving upper beak - we think
the bottom beak tip was broken off and this is how the beak reacts.
The bird on the right is a colour we have never noticed before - a beautiful
soft brown described as Grey-buff in some books.
Genuine colour seen less well in some other frames.
To us Collared Doves have been about ever since we started identifying
birds seriously in the 1970s, but apparently these delicate birds were first
observed in the UK in 1955, having 'originated' from India.
Like another 'import' - Little Owls - we think they are lovely!
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Image Taken on 21 Jul 2018
at 19:44 Image of day on 11 Sep 2018
A pair of Collared Doves literally 'billing and Cooing' in a sweet moment.
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Image Taken on 13 Apr 2015
at 18:05 Image of day on 04 Jun 2015
The pair of Robins at this site billing and cooing (or whatever Robins do)
photo-bombed by the much closer Wood Pigeon. Genuine unaltered frame.
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Image Taken on 07 Oct 2018
at 22:06 Image of day on 29 Nov 2018
This adult Fox (with a bit of Mange at his rear - all Foxes here seem to get
it as they get older) checks out the Pigeons remains but leaves it.
There is no meat left worth taking.
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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2019
at 21:44 Image of day on 17 Aug 2019
This Fox seems to have a Pigeon in its mouth as it trots away from Round Pond.
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Image Taken on 04 Oct 2018
at 01:16 Image of day on 23 Nov 2018
This Fox stopped for a look at bird strike Wood Pigeon, but rather surprisingly
didn't even try to drag it away. We think this a youngster, and it didn't know what to do?
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Image Taken on 28 Apr 2017
at 16:55 Image of day on 19 Jun 2017
This Magpie (with the glorious iridescent tail (green) and wings (blue) apparently
attacking a poor innocent pigeon (grey banded tail sticking out left)
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