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Old Tuesday 8th September 2020, 21:08   #1
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Stock dove

OK, not a mega rarity but a nice garden tick when I opened the blinds this morning. Could only grab a couple of quick snaps with my mobile. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...09c82d6a9a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c11b1ab17e.jpg

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Old Tuesday 8th September 2020, 21:14   #2
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Is it a young Woodpigeon?
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Unfortunatelly I have to tell you this is a Woodpigeon... note the diagnostic black spots on the tertials and greater coverts are missing... sorry :(
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Um....yes...er well done you've both passed the test...

Seriously though an important diagnostic lesson here to consider all of the bird and not be fixated by one part - i.e. the dark eyes lacking a white ring.

Now, I've got a black woodpecker in my back garden if you Ignore the red. And the spots...
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I have been getting Stock Doves a lot in the garden this year they are lovely birds.
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