Cowart's Common Room
Spotted Dick

Thought I'd put a pic up of one of the Malay Spotted Doves that we also have in small (tiny) numbers living wild about here - just to keep the dove theme going...... I call him Spotted Dick.

They are Streptopelia Chinensis. They set up shop after what is referred to as a "substantial liberation" in Auckland in the 1920's and have been fairly plentiful in Auckland ever since. They must only just be starting to get this far north recently however. They are so sweet, more timid than the Ring Necks, and coo as well.Uploaded Image

Our carpet went down at the cottage today - photos on FB! Very Happy!Very Happy

Posted at 24th Aug 2012 - 09:59AM   Posted by Cowgirl   Spotted Dick Comments: 8

Fairy Nuff's Avatar He's lovely CGVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:19AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Really pretty, nothing like that over here - Faith will be getting Dove envy! Wink

Posted by: CalicoKate on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:23AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Aw see you get to have all the pretty birds - so not fair.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Aug 2012 at 11:05AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Faith will have to get her paints out and pretty up a few of those white blank canvasses! LaughingLaughing

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 24th Aug 2012 at 11:22AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Hey... who are you calling ugly WW!
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Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2012 at 01:47PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Snigger - now did I say you were ugly . . Twisted Evil

I'll re-phrase it - all the brightly coloured birds

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Aug 2012 at 02:04PM

Cowgirl's Avatar Funny thing is I think our birds are fairly well, mundanely coloured.... having lived in Oz where they are so flamboyant!

Posted by: Cowgirl on 24th Aug 2012 at 08:07PM

Camilla's Avatar Lovely bird Cowgirl, but then I love all the birds. Saw a wildlife programme on TV on Friday evening about the Puffins another lovely bird, did not realise that they mate for life and and when they are not at sea and come back to nest they always choose exactly the same nest. Did not know either that they build their nest under the ground in burrows bit like the rabbits.

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Aug 2012 at 12:15AM

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