Barbary Dove

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Barbary Dove

Postby Cheryl Walton » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:11 pm

Are Barbary Doves common in the Napier area. There is a pair building a nest at Anderson Park that we spotted today.
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Re: Barbary Dove

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:19 pm

Hi Cheryl. Yes, Napier has as many barbary doves as I have seen anywhere. I also saw and heard one in Anderson Park a couple of years ago too.
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Re: Barbary Dove

Postby Jake » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Yeah, I've also seen barbary doves (singles) at Anderson Park a few times. Also, further toward Park Island, I've seen the odd one up on power lines
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Re: Barbary Dove

Postby kengeorge » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am

I saw a pair on power lines down in Te Awanga a couple of years ago, out in front of that big vineyard down there, so they're further afield than just metro Napier too.
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Re: Barbary Dove

Postby Cheryl Walton » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:44 pm

Thanks everyone.
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Re: Barbary Dove

Postby les » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:06 pm

There is a place down riverbend rd towards the meeanee end where i drove down recently and there were literally hundreds sitting on the powerlines,they obviosly feed them a certain time and they were waiting for it!There would be plenty that would spread out from here I would say?

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