Species #36 For My Garden (Legit Version)

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?

Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

(One bush does not shelter two Robins)

Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

 

  • 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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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    The CD that visited the garden was not Charlene. She went to the rescue centre in Wallington. This was a random passer-by.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    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.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    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.  

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • In reply to Catlady:

    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.

    Lot to learn