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LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

My OH pointed out to me that he hasn't seen any collared doves,he said that the pigeons have pushed them out.Has anybody noticed it?image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,876

    We've got a pair of collared doves in our garden - we have wood pigeons as well image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,420

    we've got a pair that scavenge under the sunflower seed feeder.

    There's a park local to us with an information board about Collard Doves. Must be the vegetable version image



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,876

    LOL Nut image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 332

    I haven't seen many lately. We used to have loads a few years ago. I counted about a dozen on the roof of a house opposite ours once. We have loads of wood pigeons. They are a bit of a nuisance on the community farm across the road (where I volunteer) as they roost in the barn and the floor is covered in their droppings. This, apparently, can be harmful if you breathe it in. We've also started getting some pigeons which I think are cross with the town pigeons. They are very hard to shoo away!

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Must be where we live thenimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,833

    I had a pair visiting occasionally last year or the year before. They're in shorter supply than when I lived round the corner though. image

    Wood pigeons....big clumsy oafs, but the water scarecrow makes them shift a bit smartish when they set it off!  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I saw one today, but it was the first for a long time. They used to be frequent visitors to my garden.

  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 332

    Fairygirl, that water scarecrow sound interesting. Does it work for magpies, jackdaws and cats?image What about the 'nice' birds?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,833

    I got it for the r***y cats Marygold. Works a treat!   image

    Basically, anything sturdy enough can set it off if they activate the movement sensor. A squirrel did set it off one day. The little birds are so small that they don't seem to activate it, although a robin did when I had it next to the feeder. He just flew up  on the shed roof and then came back  though image 

    I've moved it a couple of times to cover different access points and it seems to be doing the job brilliantly. Best twenty quid I've ever spent image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    We have both in our garden.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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