Thank you Janusz...they have been back for breakfast this morning.
Beautiful photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana
Nice foto! Regards Rosalie
Many thanks Mirjana...I think three was a crowd ;D
Thank you Rosalie...I am pleased you like it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I am pleased you like it Anne. The extra male was amusing to watch...he didn't get his way!
Too bad for him, Rosa!:) But that's the way things go sometimes!:)) Greetings, Anne
Hello Rosa! Excellent trio of doves, very loving! LIKE. Greetings from Coimbra, Portugal. António
I think two is company and three is a crowd in this case António! Thanks for your kind comments.
Best regards, Rosa.
Fantastic capture well exposed, L+F !!
Greetings from Italy
Thank you for your L&F and kind comment.
Best wishes, Rosa.
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?)
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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