Spotted dove

Today I found a spotted dove outside the ranch slider. It was dead so I didn’t photograph it but it looked just out of the nest. It’s a sad thing that each year we get one or two birds hitting our windows, most of them young birds. Last year a tui nested in a neighbour’s garden and sadly within a few days of each other two young tui hit our windows and died. I guess more birds have near misses and learn from it as we don’t seem to get casualties the rest of the year. A good reason not to clean the windows too often!

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