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29th August 2015, 09:47 AM
OK; these are Lumix Fz200 photos so I will hide them here :rolleyes:

very heavy cropped Lumix fz200 files and certainly not up the Oly quality . Hard to understand a winter crested pigeon chick (RHS).
It's still trying to get a free feed but mum and dad are already planning the next generation
Crested pigeons are an australian native and I feed a few (too many) in the backyard. They will breed at any time however most do so in spring and I know of a couple of nests close by already

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5625/20777542678_a486361f31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xE3kys)
mum, dad and a winter chick (https://flic.kr/p/xE3kys) by Ian Browne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/75510429@N02/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/20955685482_86dc371be0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xVMnd7)
mum, dad and a winter chick (https://flic.kr/p/xVMnd7) by Ian Browne (https://www.flickr.com/photos/75510429@N02/), on Flickr

Wee man
29th August 2015, 01:11 PM
Look a nice bird feed on.

30th August 2015, 12:16 AM
nice birds imo; seed eaters mostly; not noisy although the wind across their wings does make a noise when they are in a big hurry.

more here http://www.arkive.org/crested-pigeon/ocyphaps-lophotes/

30th August 2015, 07:58 AM
I get about 6-10 in my back garden every day eating the seeds from the grass. Then the galahs arrive and chase them off. Caring parents by the look of it.

30th August 2015, 10:54 AM
Very appealing. We have ring necked doves; they are in pairs, and often look so very comfortable with each other. They like our garden, and a couple have come here to die in peace. Perhaps nice to know that they feel that they can do so.