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Meet our Doves

The Doves at ‘Our Backyard’ are a great reminder that spending time with birds can be a very peaceful and relaxing activity. Move gently and quietly around them so as not to scare them.


Doves are one of the few species of birds that drink by sucking up their water instead of taking a bill full of water and letting it trickle down their throat. Doves can suck up their total daily requirement in less than 20 seconds.

Purpose at ‘Our Backyard’

White Doves are symbolic of new beginnings, peace, fidelity, love, luck and prosperity and we feel they bring all of these things to ‘Our Backyard’.

Doves grace our visitors with their elegant presence.

** Photo supplied by Jackie Hillegers Pheatherine

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