Sponsor our Doves

Meet our lovely Doves

We have a little group of fan-tailed Doves at ‘Our Backyard’.


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

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’.

Sponsoring our Doves helps us to keep them safe, warm and well-fed while they grace our visitors with their elegant presence.

*Photos supplied by Jackie Hillegers - Pheatherine