Stock Dove ? (UK) (1 Viewer)

Pete007

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Apologies firstly for the bad photograph which was a quick grab shot before it disappeared.
I photographed this Dove in the garden and tend to think it is a Stock Dove as opposed to Feral Pigeon etc.
I read that these are reasonably unusual in a garden environment but there is a fairly decent sided deciduous wood no more than 100 metres away with surrounding farmland.

Any confirmation ( or otherwise ) much appreciated.
 

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PW23

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Agree with Stock Dove. The consistently dark eye is quite a useful diagnostic when differentiating from Feral Pigeons Pete. Feral Pigeons often have a red/orange iris. Also the pink bill, Feral Pigeons often have dark grey/ black bills. Hope that helps!
 

Pete007

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Agree with Stock Dove. The consistently dark eye is quite a useful diagnostic when differentiating from Feral Pigeons Pete. Feral Pigeons often have a red/orange iris. Also the pink bill, Feral Pigeons often have dark grey/ black bills. Hope that helps!

Thanks for the info, much appreciated :t:
 

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