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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove on power line



Mourning Dove

Grace, subtlety and a haunting call

This male shows off his beauty mark.

The Mourning Dove is one of those birds that is so common that we risk taking it for granted – perhaps relegating it to the ranks of “background bird”.¬† 316 more words

Carvings & Decoys

Bling It On

July 23, 2014

For the past few months I’ve been tossing out bird seed in my driveway hoping to catch the eyes of some nervous mourning doves so they would make it a habit to stop by each day for some free food. 148 more words


I Believe I Can Fly

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it

~from a song written by R. Kelly… 11 more words


Poems and Pix

Wait a Second!

One afternoon I was trimming some bushes in my backyard as I always do. It was a warm and humid day but I felt that perhaps doing the work under the shade of the trees would get a cool breeze and not be so warm. 540 more words


Mourning Dove

Bob took this photo of a mourning dove recently – he filled the bird feeder and then sat patiently on the porch snapping photos of each visitor. 25 more words

Western North Carolina

Dove in the Snow

A wonderful and lovely photograph of a mourning dove in the snow, resting peacefully and just relaxing.