Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 107 ~

 I have several Mourning Doves that hang around the yard.
They are very friendly, enjoy having their picture taken,
and they make the cutest cooing sound that sounds a bit like 
"ooahoo oo oo oo"!

 I really like this capture of the Dove enjoying a good "scratch"!!





I see them more often in the early evening,
they enjoy the birdseed scattered on the deck railing,
and always enjoy a drink or bath at the birdbath!

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25 comments:

  1. They truly are peaceful birds. At my feeder they never fight for a position. They only eat what the other birds drop.

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  2. Lovely images again Debbie, you've captured them so well.
    I can almost hear their coo's.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  3. Yes, for some reason I am also seeing more Doves...great close-ups, Debbie!...:)JP

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  4. Lovely images again Debbie, you've captured them so well.
    I can almost hear their coo's.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  5. They look so innocent, don't they. But they're the most aggressive foul that ever visit my feeders. hahaha

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  6. They look so gentle and adorable. You have taken great pics of the dove.

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  7. Happy New Year oh I love the cooing too it is such a soothing sound. LOVE your photos. Hug B

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  8. Looks like a happy bird. Happy New Year.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. So pretty - we actually don't see many birds here so I enjoy
    seeing yours all the more. :)
    xoxo

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  10. They are lovely Debbie! What pretty pictures today.

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  11. Their song is such a sweet thing to hear and the sight of them arriving around here always grabs my attention! Lovely photos Debbie.

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  12. Very beautiful photos. Bird also ...
    Greetings from the cold (- 25 degrees Celsius) Polish.
    Lucia

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  13. Sweet birds, Debbie! Your photos are so clear and the pic of the dove scratching made me smile too!
    Have a great day!

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  14. Nice photos! We get lots of them, too. They love the safflower.

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  15. They look so pretty when you see them up close!

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  16. Gentle and sweet is what describes the Mourning Doves. I love having them around in summer. You got good pictures of them.

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  17. You always capture so many beautiful moments.

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  18. We have quite a few of them that come to our bird feeder, I don't notice it as much in the winter, maybe because the windows are always closed but in the summer I will wake up to them cooing :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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  19. Hi, Debbie! I love your sweet doves. They do make cute sounds. I usually see them early in the morning and later in the day. Great photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  20. Lovely shots! They always fly away when I try to get their pictures.
    ~

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  21. I love the photos of the Mourning Doves. We had a Mourning Doves build a nest in our tree. They hatched three eggs.. The fledglings were so adorable. The parents were awesome. I looked up the history on them and was fascinated by how they parenting their little nestlings.
    Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures. Blessings and hugs!

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  22. Beautiful photos! We get a lot of mourning doves in our yard as well.

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