• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Stock Dove ? (UK) (1 Viewer)

Pete007

Well-known member
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.
 

Attachments

  • Dove_M7A2647.jpg
    Dove_M7A2647.jpg
    150.5 KB · Views: 87

PW23

Well-known member
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

Well-known member
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:
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top