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13 years 10 months ago #13813 by BillyTheTractor
It was really tame, I have another pic when it was on the fence just before it flew to me and sat on my finger!!! Are they really common and I just haven't seen one before? It was really pretty.








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13 years 10 months ago #212795 by sundaysbest
WAAAAAA it's just like my Peggy and Salmonella that died in the storm!!!

They are known as "Ringneck" or "Barberry" doves.... they are just wonderful!!!

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13 years 10 months ago #212804 by Isla
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Ah, so that's where she went! We had one here for a while, came from somewhere else, stayed for a few weeks and then disappeared.

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13 years 10 months ago #212816 by BillyTheTractor
isn't she lovely, so is this her full size? She's not to be seen now, I wonder if she was just resting.

Sundays I'm so sorry you lost 2 of yours :(



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13 years 10 months ago #212818 by Isla
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They are quite small birds.

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13 years 10 months ago #212822 by railview


This is one of the baby. The 'ring' is still very faint. They always seems to have a grumpy look.

Not yet as handsome as the one in your photo. :)

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13 years 10 months ago #212828 by BillyTheTractor
ah, thanks, so mine must have been an adult, I was worried it was just a baby that had got blown away!



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13 years 10 months ago #212836 by Ghilly
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WE have friends that have one. Her name is Barbara. I think she was there when they bought the place and she stayed. She sleeps on top of their fridge at the back where it's warm and flies to wherever she'd like to be in the house.

She had an accident with the screen door and lost a foot and half a leg but she gets on just fine. She goes outside and greets visitors and flies around in the trees. A total free agent. She even went down to Canterbury with them for a couple of months and got on just fine down there too.

Amazing birds!!!

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13 years 10 months ago #212921 by sundaysbest
She looks full size to me - they don't get that big at all - and my gosh are they tame/playful birds. Both mine were rescues, one couldn't fly and the other had a broken leg that had fixed itself in a very bad way - they would have made easy prey!!!
Within minutes they were both tame. They used to fly and land on me often...
This was just last week...
Sundays :(

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13 years 10 months ago #212939 by BillyTheTractor
Sundays what happened to them, did they get caught up in flooding?
This one was so friendly, she flew down to see me then flew right on to my finger!



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13 years 10 months ago #212962 by railview
We have one that 'adopted' us. Total free agent. Flies in for a feed every day.

She changes boyfriend very often too. Her latest is a toyboy :D.

They are such happy birds and so vocal....laughing, cooing, giggling. Such characters.

Sundays, so sad to hear about your doves. :(

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13 years 10 months ago #213015 by gemini kiwi
Billy, how's the little Dove doing? I wondered if it had got battered around in the storm. I hope it decides to stay with you.

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13 years 10 months ago #213039 by BillyTheTractor
She's still here! I got up this morning to let the chickens out and htere she was in the house with them!! All snuggly and warm. They seem quite happy to share their food with her.
I was so happy to see her! So what shall we call her ( assuming it's a she!)



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13 years 10 months ago #213077 by gemini kiwi
Um now lets think.......somethink storm related as she arrived during one. how about Gail.....(Gale). She's terribly cute.

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13 years 10 months ago #213094 by BillyTheTractor
yes! that's perfect



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