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The mourning dove.

Always nice to see this dove in the garden. In this case, the dove was near a feeding station so i was able to get some nice close-up pictures of it. 11 more words


Portraits of Birds

Mourning Dove – zenaida macroura

© HJ Ruiz


Pheathers - Frosty Sunbathing

Betwixt and between the snowstorm and the beginning of the melt, was an enchanted period of ice-bejeweled landscapes and sunshine. The birds, exhausted after battling the wind and precipitation for food and foothold, seemed to find a few moments rest amid the glimmer, or should I say glamour, of icy diamonds. 117 more words


Day 73-view from Chaminade terrace (and mourning dove love!)

Today’s first for the “one new thing a day for 100 days” new years resolution was another diamond in the backyard scenario.. my goodness I bow to ‘google’ for the 15 magical minutes I soaked in tonight.   113 more words


Someone Was Looking

The garden motion camera — a source of wonder, surprise, and pleasure for me. I eagerly anticipate checking the photos it’s taken, which I do about once a week. 173 more words


Mourning Doves

Mourning doves are commonly seen sitting in our pine trees or searching on the ground for sunflower seeds that have fallen from the feeders.  They often have favorite perches where they sit, and from which their distinctive coos can be heard.  49 more words