The Peaceful Dove

We’ve got them. Peaceful doves. We’ve got them nesting in the garden. Two pairs in two trees. To be more accurate they are not in our garden but over our back fence. But we claim them as our own, to the extent that anyone can claim a wild bird.

They’re not peaceful, you know. They are fiercely protective of their nest, wonderfully fiercely. They perch there on the roof guttering above their nests and keep watch. They attack and attack and attack until any other bird goes looking elsewhere for territory or for a nesting materials or for food or simply for company.

I’d been wondering what happened to the kookaburras. Perhaps they’ve been ‘peaced off’.


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