Wednesday, 1 April 2009

collared dove where are they going?

after yesterdays goshawk,the good run continued with this collared dove(not many at 1250ft), only my second record up here at the 'with'.the first record was also last april.
it was very shy and skittish,so a migrant.but from where? collared dove movement is a bit unusual i think. i will have to do a bit of research!!!!

collared dove
the 'with'


5 comments:

NigelK said...

Check out African Collared Dove - those markings are very strong as is the extensive neck ring. Dove fanciers keep them so it probably is feral.

zooms said...

Now where have I seen that before?

Ipin said...

I've seen many collared doves on the coast over the years, in places they do not normally occur, flying with a purpose, or, like last autumn, beahiving like a knackered migrant and pitching into unusual habo...

Warren Baker said...

Always a good feeling to get a rare patch bird Darrell. Even a Collared Dove.

Stewart said...

I can agree with Ipin. In Northumberland we sometimes see a 'passage' of sorts with birds well out of habitat heading along to coast, usually in the spring.