Monday, 7 January 2008

For the love of a dove

The bird population in our garden is changing. The number of magpies is reducing and we now have a few almost white doves. It’s changed the nature of our garden. There’s no longer the almost constant squawking and bickering in the trees. Instead we have doves wandering around the lawn, cooing gently.

Doves mate for life, are incredibly loyal to each other and work together to build their nest and raise their young. I feel incredibly lucky that they have decided to live alongside us.


Anonymous said...

I really want to do a bird watching project with the kids but with 7 cats here we hardly ever see a bird.

Claire said...

Seven cats, four kids and a dog? You must have a big heart :-)

We also have three cats but ironically find that the chickens are the biggest deterent of wild birds. They're really territorial in the garden. It takes them time to accept new breeds of birds when they call round. The cats on the other hand are quite wary of birds - possibly after being stalked by chickens :-)

Anonymous said...

I have a very big pet food bill!!!!