Two Spotted Turtle-doves on the wires at
the back of my neithbour’s house this morning – above a swimming
pool. Yesterday one ST-d on the ground under the shade of Manchurian pear
trees – near bird water on the ground. I see one of these birds only
occasionally. They may be getting some grain from the house behind me.
I quite enjoy their sound amongst the sparrows,
and blackbirds, galahs, sc cockatoos, sc pigeons, rw birds, galahs etc.
From: Alberta Hayes
Sent: Thursday, 3 February 2011
To: Rosie - Internode
Cc: canberra birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds]
I saw 2 STD's in our garden in Chapman. They seemed a bit loved up but I didn't
see any mating or any such lasivious activities. I'll keep an eye on them,
luckily, they seem to spend most of their time right above our pool.
On 3 February 2011 15:53, Rosie - Internode <> wrote:
When Spotted doves have been heard &/or seen in the
Flynn & Fraser areas they are usually calling from powerlines or
It would be very useful for those gathering information
about the species in the ACT & region if observers could mention if the
doves are ever seen in yards, gardens, foraging on the ground, their possible
diet & their interactions with other species.
Please keep reports and observations coming!