How the Stock Dove got its name:
"The word "stock" in the common name of this species refers not to the
stock of trade, but comes from the Old English "stocc" meaning "stump,
post, stake, tree trunk, log,". Therefore, "Stock Dove" means roughly "a dove which lives in hollow trees". Such hollow trees near human settlements would often be taken and used as wood stock for firewood, hence the name."
As well as using hollows in trees they have been known to use rabbit burrows.
A short video of the pair which visited the garden a few days ago:
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
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