Doves and Pigeons: folklore. Birds are my magical muse of choice at the moment.
Another Bird Blog: This And That Today I took a run out to some local spots and to drop seed at two ringing spots. Gulf Lane held about 90 Linnet, 6 Skylark, 5 Stock Dove, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Heron. There’d been an overnight frost and the heron was waiting for the ditch to clear of ice.
Lloyd's Natural History - "STOCK DOVE" - Pl. CXXII - Chromolithograph - 1896
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The Stock Dove - a bit larger than the feral, smaller than the wood pigeon, widely distributed across Europe. Unlike the feral pigeon, the rump of the stock dove is grey and its wing bars are incomplete.