On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me... two turtle doves.
Uploaded by nat_mach on August 5, 2011
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They really do come in pairs. The most beautiful of all the pigeon family that I'm acquainted with. We have a couple that hang around our garden sometimes... my Mum has a pair that live in/around her garden. Last year they built a nest behind the neighbours satellite dish (precarious spot) and raised two cute little babies. They have to compete with the sparrow tribe and some blackbirds and robins for food. As you can see from this photo, not at all shy either!