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Faith...what do we do?

A white dove appeared in our garden a week ago and has been here ever since. She is very tame...has been eating out of my nieces hand. She follows us everywhere and has learned to hoover up the grain the horses drop. She then checks for fallen debris from the bird feeders. She has rings on both legs...and we rather like having her here. Anything we should be doing Faith?

Posted at 3rd Aug 2012 - 09:45PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Faith...what do we do? Comments: 6

Blackbird's Avatar Oh, I wonder if someone has lost her? Faith will know what to do.Very Happy

Posted by: Blackbird on 4th Aug 2012 at 05:35AM

Westerwitch's Avatar She is obviously used to human company - and yes Faith will know - I am guessing there will be identification on the rings and a way of finding the owner.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 4th Aug 2012 at 08:35AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar When I found a dead one I Googled the numbers and found the owner. Obviously the rings were much easier to read on a deceased bird. Sad I had a nice reply and a thank you from the owner.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 4th Aug 2012 at 09:11AM

Camilla's Avatar Yes, Faith will know what to do I'm sure, she's our Dove lady.Smile hopefully Salle you will be able to get close enough to identify the possible owner's of the rings on Dove's legs.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Aug 2012 at 11:29AM

Fennie's Avatar Perhaps it's a peace dove - disoriented by some mission in the Middle East. Shot at a bit. Hungry after all that flying. One ring will probably be a long service award. Order of the olive leaf and bar. Look out for bits of olive twig among the feathers.
Faith will know what to do. Or, of course it could be an omen and when you look at it it will disappear and all you will ever find will be a small silver ring on the ground with an engraving in Latin. Semper fidelis.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 4th Aug 2012 at 01:30PM

Faith's Avatar Hi, sorry I missed this post earlier. If you can get hold of the dove and read it's rings - easier if two people do this, as it's hard to hold a struggling bird and write down a number!!! - then you might be able to identify it that way. When I caught a ringed white dove I named Belle, the owner's tel no was on the ring and he came to collect her. Some weeks later she came back again, and this time I took her to him and saw round his pigeon loft - I really enjoyed that experience. Anyway, ringed racing pigeons have a number and can be reported here


Of course a dove like mine just have a coloured ring/s for my identification only, so I can distinguish between them and this is not helpful to anyone else.

If the dove wants to stay and you want to keep it, then why not - but it will need protecting at night of course, unless it flies to the roof.

Let me know what happensVery Happy

Posted by: Faith on 4th Aug 2012 at 01:39PM

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