Animalcouriers transported eight darling doves from Hull to the Heythrop Zoological Gardens in Oxford. The birds were very relaxed on their journey — perhaps they thought being chauffer driven was better than flying on such a wet and blustery day!

Heythrop is home to Amazing Animals who provide professional training for animals in the media industry. These doves are no exception, as they will soon have starring roles in a short movie.

Doves settling in for the journey

Doves settling in for the journey

In case you were wondering, they're not a new species — the yellow and blue marks on their heads are just for identification!

In case you were wondering, they’re not a new species — the yellow and blue marks on their heads are just for identification!