"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Collard Doves

Collard Dove pair in the trees at the bottom of the garden yesterday evening.


Keith Tilley said...

I couldn't help smiling when I read this after the previous post. You could be looking out of my window. The curlews have been displaying in the fields, siskins have been on the nut feeders in the garden, and five or six collared doves keep dropping in to see whether any food has been left out for them!

You have caught the birds' characters well, as usual.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Its odd that you have Collard Doves in your garden so far north in Caithness, when they seem to be absent from my brothers garden in Moffat. But there are all sorts of funny little quirks like that in bird distribution. Since we got back from Scotland the two in our garden have been hanging around the bushes at the bottom of the garden pretty constantly which may be an indication that they have begun a nest there.