"Rock Doves"

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Eje

Walking around Baffins Pond this afternoon I snapped this pair.I should imagine that they are not true Rock Doves but feral,but I am no expert.

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30 Jul, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Big debate there Eric..its said the only true rock doves are breeding in Scotland. We have a pair of these lovely birds regularly visit the garden.The colouring....particularly on the neck is lovely. Such a gentle bird and quite honestly dont care what they are labelled as....feral or not..they are very welcome here !

31 Jul, 2011
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eje said:

Many thanks Ray,they are so easily overlooked but to me all birds are beautiful.

31 Jul, 2011
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david said:

Great pics of them, Eric. They do have the pale grey back and dark wing bars of Rock Doves, but, not being an expert either, I just don't know.

31 Jul, 2011
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mike said:

You have me looking at pigeons now Eric - I did not know that Rock Doves looked like that.
Thank you

31 Jul, 2011
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eje said:

Thanks chaps.

31 Jul, 2011
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phili said:

Great series of shot Eric,I do like pigeons myself.

31 Jul, 2011
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eje said:

Thanks Phili.

31 Jul, 2011
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donna said:

Love number 3 photo lovely birds

31 Jul, 2011
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jane said:

They are beautiful...Like you Eric,all birds welcome in our garden.

1 Aug, 2011
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eje said:

Thank you so much ladies.

6 Aug, 2011
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saucy said:

I`m no expert in my eyes I would call them pigeons. Sorry if I`ve offended Eric.

I think these are beautiful with fabulous rich colours - even if they are shades of greys. They do however have fabulous iridescent tints of purples and greens.

All birds are beautiful regardless of size, shape or colour.

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