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#21 sitsinhedges

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:26 PM

I would have thought you'd have known exactly what they were, Mr ditch. After all, the white wing bars will still be present.

 

Precisely. If they have white wing bars they are woodies, if not they are ferals or some sort of dove.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:29 PM

Each winter I shoot a number of "Woodies", with wing bars but slightly smaller and with no neck ring. However, they are slightly darker and each feather has a tiny, light-coloured fringe right at the far end.

I have always guessed that they are immigrants (am I allowed to say that or is it too non-PC??). Any ideas, or photos??

Jk


 

 

 

That's it.

 

 

Why not, they will breed every month of the year these days!

Dead right, I saw them making more targets for 2017 on Jan 1st!!



#23 kitchrat

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

Ditchman,me old mocker,,I do worry some days when seeing TURTLE DOVES In my back garden that there are so few about that if the bird was not identified properly,that these beautiful birds could be put onto endangered list,, They are a beautiful Dove and just another quick glance before pulling the trigger could help see a few more about..
NO I AM NOT ANTI PIGEON SHOOTING..
Would just love to see a few more about..

Fully agree!

However, if you had seen some of the birds shot on "game" shoots where I'm beating, your blood would boil - as does mine....



#24 ditchman

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

Ditchman,me old mocker,,I do worry some days when seeing TURTLE DOVES In my back garden that there are so few about that if the bird was not identified properly,that these beautiful birds could be put onto endangered list,, They are a beautiful Dove and just another quick glance before pulling the trigger could help see a few more about..
NO I AM NOT ANTI PIGEON SHOOTING..
Would just love to see a few more about..

 

 

look just to clear things up.....im not some sort of muppet....i dont go around killing stuff cause it moves...and i do know what a woodpigeon looks like....so please dont suggest to all and sundry that i spend my life thinning out protected species...for amusment...cause i dont............

 

what started as a query will soon turn out as a witch hunt on me so....pack it in....END OF



#25 aga man

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

Shot these two birds at roost in February a couple of years ago. I remember being quite shocked at the time, but it seems to be the norm nowadays!

 

Lovely to eat though.

 

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

cheers aga  man... :good: ...this was the point i was trying to get across...................... :good:  :good:

 

what threw me ...as said before was the full size and maturity of the bird...plummage ...colour...markings  ...cept' the neck flashes..

 

yours were shot in feb'   no wonder you were surprised...


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:00 PM

 

 

 

That's it.

 

 

Why not, they will breed every month of the year these days!

 

Two woodpigeons mating on my house roof, this morning.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:51 PM

Specsavers may be able to help!






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