Another Feathered Friend: A Spotted Dove

9 Apr

A few months ago  I started to empty our budgies’ seed dish into a disused flowerpot. I wondered if a few would sprout and grow.

But this action had a quite different outcome: one that has given us great delight.

One of our visitors: A Spotted Dove

Nearly every day we see one, and occasionally a pair, of Spotted Doves feeding there. These are rare birds and really lovely. They brighten our days!


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6 Responses to “Another Feathered Friend: A Spotted Dove”

  1. davidprosser April 9, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    A very pretty bird. I’m glad the old seed isn’t going to waste. There have been time over here where throwing seed out has resulted in the growth of something illegal.
    xxx Massive Hugs. xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 9, 2014 at 8:25 am #

      Ha Ha…No, in Australia the budgie seed is, well, budgie seed. 🙂
      xxx Biggest Hugs xxx

  2. joshi daniel April 9, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    lovey 🙂

  3. Odie Langley April 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    We also have lots of Doves here in the USA but I don’t recall ever hearing of your species. A very lovely bird. Your blessing continue.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      It’s a sweet-natured and very pretty Dove, Odie. There are other Doves here in Australia, but where I live their numbers are also small compared to that of, say, the Noisy Miners (which are rather aggressive though attractive-looking). I’m very happy to be able to observe these lovely Doves when they visit our backyard.

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