Stock Dove – 1894

Columba palumbus (sic) – Resident; chiefly to be found upon the coast.

We were informed by Mr. Moore, the head-keeper at Picton Castle, that a few pairs of Stock-doves nested in some hollow trees in the park, and we believe we saw some of the birds one day when we were crossing the park in Ins company. We learn from Mr. C. Jefferys, of Tenby, that Stock-doves frequent and nest in the ivy-coloured cliffs near that delightful watering-place. We believe that many of the Pigeons that frequent the cliffs in the St. David’s district, and are generally considered to be Rock-doves, are either Stockdoves or escaped farmyard Pigeons. We never detected a Stock-dove among our Ring-doves at Stone Hall.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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