About a month ago I collected a young Collared Dove from a Kingston vet and took it to Liz at Forget Me Not Wildlife Rescue. Before leaving, I took the CD out into the garden, so really that was a cheat lol
Charlene the Collared Dove on the scales
Outside in the garden
Today, the Pigeon Mafia had a special visitor. A Collared Dove joined them on the ground as they were tucking into some seed. I have no idea where it came from, but it seemed quite at home with the flock of Ferals. I thought that was rather unusual, but since I don't see many CD's, I might be wrong.
Hopefully this was the first of many visits and maybe there will be a pair next time?
That is one brave C Dove MC. Usually I find they keep their distance from the Ferals who are that much bigger. Hope you get to see more in your garden as they are smashing birds.
Nice for you got get the CD as a visitor Paul. This year we have around 10 that come about. They are very nice looking birds.
We have quite a few CD's around us but I've never seen them around the pigeons before. I hope it finds a mate for you.
The CD that visited the garden was not Charlene. She went to the rescue centre in Wallington. This was a random passer-by.
Nice to see another successful release.
The CDs I get in the garden (only 2 or 3 and only as occasional visitors) are content to eat in the company of ferals and woodpigeons but I wouldn't say they really socialise with them.
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