The Perindens Tree in the Aberdeen Bestiary. A symmetrical arrangement of doves in the branches of the tree and two dragons at its base. Wood pigeons, not rock doves, will feed on fruit. This is a Physiologus subject. Quire mark 'K' at bottom centre. The Aberdeen Bestiary, written and illuminated in England around 1200, is of added interest since it contains notes, sketches and other evidence of the way it was designed and executed. Website has images of the whole bestiary.
"A raucous clamor outside the sanctuary as crows flock high on the roof of the Monastery. At the sound of the bells, a black-feathered murder of them springs up into the open wind." QUOTE: -- from the novel Sinful Folk http://sinfulfolk.com ILLUSTRATION: The Medieval Bestiary Raven - Museum Meermanno, MMW, 10B 25