What pleasing ambiguity is in the use of 'woos' for the call of the stock dove
Species doing particularly well included Goldfinch, Stock Dove
and Tree Sparrow.
A bird flew in and landed on the rock, way too big, a stock dove
, nice view though.
Figures published by Defra show that the long-term decline in farmland birds has stabilised and has reversed for a number of species in recent years, such as the greenfinch and stock dove
Corn buntings, grey partridge, turtle doves and tree sparrows have all suffered declines of more than 90% since 1970, though others such as stock doves
and goldfinches saw populations double.
The box that the barn owls call home was put up in 2006, but since then only stock doves
have used it to breed.
Barn owl nestboxes in particular seem to attract other tenants, with reports of the owls sharing with species including jackdaws, kestrels and stock doves
Barn owl nest boxes seem to attract the most unusual tenants, with reports of the generous bird of prey sharing their nest boxes with birds like jackdaws, kestrels and stock doves
FLOCKS of stock doves
- country cousins of town pigeons - are massing in the fields.
report shows the numbers of stock doves
and jackdaws have also increased.
THE fields and drains stretched away from the old Lydiate station car park on the Cheshire Lines, and occasionally a passing marsh harrier cruised through, scattering woodpigeons and stock doves
Any additional sponsorship will be allocated to maintenance and checking costs or will be put into developing new bird boxes for use next year for larger birds that the society would like to encourage into the reserve such as kestrels, stock doves
or tawny owls.