Monday, March 19, 2018

Mourning Doves

These two were up to no good when I spotted them on the deck rail.
I ran for the camera and when I got back, they appeared to be smooching.
By the time I opened the window and was ready with the camera,
they were acting like they did not know each other.




They did not "bring back that loving feeling"!

My Mourning Doves always visit in the evening, these pictures were taken at dusk.
Mine always appear chubby...
In my bird book it describes them as "sleek", a gray-brown pigeon-like bird.
The have the most amazing "coo-ing" sound,
the bird book describes it as 
"ooahoo oo oo oo"

They eat seed off the ground and love to visit the bird bath.

19 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah. I can see the conspiracy wrapped all around them.

    Beautiful shots.

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  2. For not being one of the most colorful birds I think there is a elegance in these birds, they are beautiful.

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  3. I love the way they are puffed up against the cold. It’s called fluffing.

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  4. Hello, Debbie! Your Doves do look chubby! You must be feeding them well. I always thought these doves have the sweetest faces. They spook easily here, very camera shy. Great photos! Enjoy your day!

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  5. Yep, I can feel the guilt they share! But they're wonderful to see!

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  6. Well, I guess they had an argument. :)

    xoxo

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  7. All my life I thought they were Morning Doves!

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  8. Their love is apparently for show :). The show is beautiful. Greetings.

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  9. So many people do not like them because their "poo" makes such a mess. I've always loved them but it made me sad when I learned years ago, they are mourning doves, not morning doves.

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  10. My doves are being just like that too. What great shots.

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  11. You interrupted their romantic moment! lol

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  12. Beautiful! These guys look all fluffed up.When those feathers are down they rally are very sleek.I love all the detail you were able to capture.

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  13. Mine hang around all day long. They are the only birds that don't eat from the suet I put out. When it is cold they can get twice as big. That is so funny that they totally went apart once you got the camera out :)

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  14. My very favorite wild bird.
    What a beautiful pair, Debbie.
    xo.

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  15. These are all lovely photographs. I do like their colouring.

    All the best Jan

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  16. These are such fantastic photos of these wonderful birds. I love the Mourning Doves and the colors. They are indeed a bit chubby. They bring back sweet memories of the ones that nested in our tree a few years ago.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  17. LOL - yours do appear a little chubby, but they have such nice colors. It seems as though the ones around us are a little more drab. Too bad about that loving feeling, maybe they were just being shy.

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