We have quite a numer of doves that come to visit us early morning and late afternoon. Here is a Cape Turtle Dove (Streptopelia capicola). They have become so tame that they come right into the kitchen to steal the dog food. The rock pigeons still stick to the garden but have in the last week or so decided they dont have to fly away if I walk past their feeding area while looking the opposit way.
The Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus valillantii) actually has a nest in a palm tree a few metres away. From the sound coming from the nest (a round hole in the truck of the palm tree) it seems that there are some little Barbets waiting to spread their wings.
I have been putting out an apple a day for the last couple of months and the Barbets are the first to come feed on it before the Blackeyed Bulbul’s make an appearance.
I have to chase a couple of Indian Mynas away on a regular basis as they seem to make it their mission in life to terrorise the other birds. They are pretty intelligent and seem to keep a distance when I come out of the house, yet will sit pretty still when the wife comes out! They have invaded the trees at a hospital nearby (a block away) and early evening they make one hell of a racket but that is a story for another day.