The Mourning Dove
generally a slim bodied, long tailed dove that feeds on the ground.
On this day, the Dove selected a spot in the tree and puffed out,
trying to stay warm during one of our cold snaps.
In my yard, they spend most of their time walking around on their short, stubby legs,
their movements are quick and jerky.
Notable in these pictures are their pink feet adorned with black "nail polish".
They make the sweetest sound,
a hooting, cooing sound that is pleasant and very recognizable.
I see Mourning Doves year round,
most often in pairs and they are very easy to photograph.
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Hello, Debbie! Your Mourning Doves are so sweet. Lovely photos and it is neat to notice their black nail polish. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend! PS, thanks for the comment on my blog.
The doves are sweet. have you ever put up a nesting cone to attract a breeding pair?
Stopping by for Saturday's Critters.
Beautiful! They can get quite "fat" when they're trying to stay warm!
I think I must have a hundred living here now. I have been giving them cracked corn. They wait in the trees when I come out waiting just like little chickens. You really got perfect pictures today. I didn't know that they had pink feet. Now I have to pay better attention. Have a lovely day.
Love those pretty birds!
They are a favorite of mine, beautiful, great song, but around less since Minnesota has allowed the shooting of them.
I see them here a lot, but they are very skittish. The slightest noise or movement and they are off! Makes getting good photos difficult. Your photos are wonderful!
They are pretty!
Lovely photographs of a lovely bird, Debbie. It is not hard to understand why doves have traditionally been used as symbols of peace and/or love.
I've never noticed their toes before! You see every detail! Love that he fluffed out for his photo! Happy weekend!
Lindo, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Just looking at these pictures, make me wait for them to show up here again in spring. I love them.
We have a lot of morning doves in our area. They do make the sweetest sound.
Puffed out to stay warm... :)
I love doves
(and deviled eggs)
Your Mourning Doves look so lovely, nice photographs.
All the best Jan
The Mourning Doves are one of my favorite bird species. I love those feet. It does look like they just got a pedicure. I have fond membories of the ones that nested in our front yard tree a few years ago. I would love if they returned.
Sending loving thoughts and hugs!
Wonderful photos - love the 'painted toes'! They are such sweet birds. xo Karen
Starting about next month, they will be our morning wake up call if it stays cool enough to keep the windows open. I think it’s probably mating season then (we enjoy waking up to their soft coos). He looks really pretty all puffed up to stay warm...not the way we see them here!
A lovely bird trying to keep warm
I love the close up shots! I'm not sure if we have them around in the winter, but I do hear them often in the summer.
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