Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Competition hopes start with Peaceful Doves

Wee Birdlife photo group's comp this month calls for pigeons or doves. Lacking anything decent or recent of either group, I spent some time crawling about the grass outside the caravan this morning when the resident Peaceful Doves (Geopelia striata) came picking and pecking at goodness-only-knows what (they have always ignored any offerings scattered by me).


Best view was a distant look at the cocoa colouring under the wing of a stretching bird. The colour is - I think -  used as a signal between the birds but doesn't seem to come into play during courtship.


No winners here so we'll just have to keep working at it and come closer to the ideal. 

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