Stock Dove (Colombo oenas)
33 cm 300 g
Slimmer than the Rock Dove, no white in plumage , eyes dark.Sides of neck with metallic green, females with a brownish tone . Distict wing noise
Chiefly grain but berries and green plant material.
Thinned woodland with stands of old trees . dunes and coastland
When Does the Grey Lag Breed ?
March to September, 2 eggs , incubation 16 -18 days, young fledge 23 - 28 days . 2 -3 broods per year. Nests in holes often deserter woodpecker stands .
In Britain throughout the year Jan - Dec