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  • Ian Hartley
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    29th Jan

    Today I picked picked up a very young, and freshly dead, collared dove chick off the pavement in Brookhouse. It was under a suitably dense evergreen tree so I assume it had recently dropped from a nest. It still had the egg tooth, so probably only a day or two after hatching. Based on a two week incubation period and a clutch size of two, that would suggest a laying date of about 13th January – even more remarkable given the very cold spell of weather we were having then.

    Ian Hartley

    jeffbutcher
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    They have been singing in Happy Mount Park for some time now and today two were mating.
    Jeff

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