A rival tries his luck!

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♦Rosa♦ on April 18, 2013

Janusz Kulik

Thank you Janusz...they have been back for breakfast this morning.

Greetings, Rosa.

janamare26 on April 19, 2013

Beautiful photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

pigandco on April 19, 2013

Nice foto! Regards Rosalie

♦Rosa♦ on April 19, 2013

janamare26

Many thanks Mirjana...I think three was a crowd ;D

Greetings, Rosa.

pigandco

Thank you Rosalie...I am pleased you like it.

Regards, Rosa.

David Hodson on April 20, 2013

Did you know that the collard dove was an unknown species in Britain until the 1920s. The bird started spreading out westward from What is now Syria in the early part of the twentieth century reaching our shores in East Anglia and slowly spread across the whole of Britain. No one knows why, but that accounts for it's desert colouration.

♦Rosa♦ on April 20, 2013

thatchinator

I knew they were not a native bird but they have certainly made themselves at home here! Thanks for the interesting information. So are the ring necked doves and collared doves one and the same? Cheers, Rosa.

David Hodson on April 20, 2013

An interesting question...I don't know except that I was told that the Eurasian collard dove has a charcoal coloured bum and the ring neck has a pale cream coloured bum. I am not sure of this maybe you could find out and tell me.

♦Rosa♦ on April 21, 2013

thatchinator

That's interesting...I will see what I can find out later. A good day to tidy up the garden first. If the doves visit I will try to have a look!! Cheers, Rosa.

©junebug on April 28, 2013

This is also a beautiful capture, Rosa! We also have Eurasian Collared Doves overhere, but not many. I like this photo a lot! Greetings, Anne

♦Rosa♦ on April 28, 2013

©junebug

I am pleased you like it Anne. The extra male was amusing to watch...he didn't get his way!

Greetings, Rosa.

©junebug on April 28, 2013

Too bad for him, Rosa!:) But that's the way things go sometimes!:)) Greetings, Anne

António Dias on April 30, 2013

Hello Rosa! Excellent trio of doves, very loving! LIKE. Greetings from Coimbra, Portugal. António

♦Rosa♦ on April 30, 2013

António Dias

I think two is company and three is a crowd in this case António! Thanks for your kind comments.

Best regards, Rosa.

photosofghosts on May 4, 2013

Fantastic capture well exposed, L+F !!
Greetings from Italy
Fabio

♦Rosa♦ on May 5, 2013

photosofghosts

Thank you for your L&F and kind comment.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Diane on October 6, 2013

Great info from thatch! Yes, that does explain why the color gives such an unusual feel to the photos. (Rosa, any news on the bum situation?)

♦Rosa♦ on October 6, 2013

Diane

Thanks for your comments on the Dove series Diane...the sad news is, I think a cat got one of the pair (evidence in garden), and rival snuck in quick! Quite sad because they had been a pair for a long time! Thatch knows his wildlife :)

Many thanks for your look through my gallery and all your kind and amusing comments. All the best, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on April 15, 2013
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    by ♦Rosa♦
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3000
    • Taken on 2013/04/15 18:24:45
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 185.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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