Friday, 26 July 2013

Friday at the Flicks - Stock Doves

How the Stock Dove got its name:
From Wikipedia:
"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.


  1. Thanks for the definition. Another good Flick.

    1. First time I had bothered to find out about their name Adrian.

  2. i like their purplish chests. nice to know the origin of their name!

    1. Their best feature is the neck feathers which really glow in direct Sunlight TWG, but it is hard to capture on film.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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