Peaceful Dove

Peaceful Dove, Cleland Wildlife Park

Peaceful Dove, Cleland Wildlife Park

When working in the garden we often take a break for morning tea. We take our cuppa out on to the front veranda where have several comfortable chairs. This gives us a good view of part of the garden and the surrounding trees. It is a very relaxed form of birding, for sitting quietly we can often observe the birds going about their everyday activities. This includes visits to the nearby bird bath.

Several days ago we were enjoying our cup of tea when a Peaceful Dove came into the garden. We could hear it calling but couldn’t see it. It flew off before I could locate it. This species is common and widespread in the district but it does not often visit our garden which is a shame. We love hearing its gentle and soothing “doodle-doo” call.

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