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Monday, March 4, 2013

Mourning Doves

Today was a cold blustery day.  Strong winds made it feel so much colder than it was and these mourning doves chose to congregate under the bird feeder this morning and early into the afternoon.  Some of them napped in the sun using their coloring to hide from any soaring hawks.






This one chose to sit on the frozen pond.


In the afternoon more had gathered.










Below the gold fish are just visible through the ice.



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18 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marcia, I took a picture of a Mourning Dove just this morning ---sitting in the plate feeder (like he owned the world ---or was protecting the feeder from other birds)... ha

Yours look very cold since they are all puffed up... Why didn't you invite them in for some hot chocolate??? Poor little birds... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

PlantWerkZ said...

Wow! What a post. You took some wonderful picture. Thank you for sharing such a good post. PlantWerkZ

Stewart M said...

The goldfish looks funny! But those doves do look warm when they are all puffed up.

Glad you liked the cricket joke!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

RamblingRound said...

Neat that you got such great closeups!

Gary said...

And they're out of the wind. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

I loved the views of the goldfish under the ice.

Karen said...

I like it when the doves puff up! A nice series of shots!

eileeninmd said...

Great series on the Doves! Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Andrea said...

I love the Mourning Doves ... I have a little group that gathers around my feeders daily. In the winter they all sit in the heated birdbath to get warm ... water and all. They are beutiful in their subtle colors. Great shots ...

Andrea @ From The Sol




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Kerri said...

Doves are such sweeties! Nice captures :)

Marcia said...

The hawks think they are very sweet. I'm surprised I saw no feathers out there this morning.

Marcia said...

I'm always surprised that the goldfish survive in the frozen pond.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!

mick said...

Great photos of all those doves. They look very comfortable down amongst the grass like that.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet in the weeds!

Carletta said...

The doves are a staple at my feeders year round. I love when they coo.
Yours are certainly all puffed up from the cold - so sweet!
We have a fish pond as well and I too am always surprised about the ice but seeing the fish gives me comfort that they are still there. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

The mourning doves look such gentle creatures! I find it quite relazing to watch them amble quietly round my home - on the verandah, in the garden, on the grass, on the roof. Lovely photos!

Wally Jones said...

Nice series of images of the Mourning Dove! I'm with you, how do those fish survive?

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