Tag Archives: Spotted Doves

A Joy to Watch: Spotted Dove

11 Apr
Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

As I’ve mentioned before, a bonus of keeping Albert and Victoria (a pair of budgerigars) is the delight of seeing Spotted Doves (and occasionally, other birds) pecking their leftovers. The wild birds have discovered that I always tip the seed into a couple of disused flower-pots which are placed so that one can keep an eye on them. So often, when Ron or I look through the window, we see these charming, gentle birds at lunch.

Enjoy!

Copyright ©

Advertisements

Peaceful Dove

28 Sep

One of the unforeseen benefits of having budgerigars as pets is the bonus of seeing other birds around. Outside, Albert and Victoria seem to attract other visitors, but none more welcome than these peaceful doves. These sweet birds come close to the budgies’ cage, gobbling up any wasted seed. But their favourite spot seems to be the pot-plants where, routinely, I tip the dregs of the seed-bowl.

Enjoy!

Copyright ©

Dove, eating

Dove, eating

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!

Enjoy!

Copyright ©