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Baby Doves Update


After my week off i went back to work and the first thing i did was to look for the baby doves ….Yeeahhh there they were all safe and sound walking around they garden ..They can’t fly just flap a bit and move but they are very near to flying .
Unfortunately i forgot my camera …
So the next day i took my camera and went to look and to my dismay there was a pile of tiny feathers and only 1 baby left…o(((((

But when i came to check on him Friday there was even more bad news ..
No babies left both gone both taken by a kestrel …Oh dear ..o((((((

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Aw such a shame MB,I just read your previous blog :(

18 Apr, 2010


oh no mushy thats so very sad, ive tears here ;o(

18 Apr, 2010



18 Apr, 2010


So sad :o(

18 Apr, 2010


How tragic you must be gutted, We have them too, they've nested here for years. I don't think we've lost one yet but yesterday I was going to get their tea when a Sparrow Hawk swooped. The Dove had spotted it and flew off hotly pursued by the hawk. I shouted and clapped and the hawk did a left turn and disappeared. A close shave. I've never known there to be so many birds of prey, we have Sparrow Hawks, Kestrels, Buzzards, even Peregrines at Beeston Castle a mile away. Then there's the horrible Magpies. It's a wonder we've any garden birds left. Collard Doves enhance any garden, hope you have more.

18 Apr, 2010


Nature can be so cruel sometimes, how sad, those lovely little baby doves
no more....I just cannot believe it mb its so unfair..: >((

18 Apr, 2010


What a sad ending :o( I used to have a sparrow hawk which "visited" my yard and I have seen it pluck sparrows out of the ivy on the top of the wall. I know it's nature, but it's really upsetting to see. Doves are beautiful birds, such a shame.

19 Apr, 2010

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