Mourning Dove

Chubby Mourning Dove

I believe this is a mourning dove! It made the noise like one, and usually I saw them on the ground looking for food. This one however, stayed way up on top of the tree, and watched my every move.

 Staring Off
This mourning dove had almost the same color as the branches. Although this tree looked as if they were budding, but it has been like this all winter long as we really didn't have the Michigan winter.

Little Bird
We had mostly gray weather, windy, rainy, and cold but not deep snow like other years. It maybe selfish of me to like "snow-less" winter, since it could signify an undesirable outcome of what we have done to the earth, but it still was a pleasant winter.

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betchai March 09, 2012 10:26 pm  

it indeed is one chubby dove, Icy. glad you find this winter a pleasant one.

eileeninmd March 10, 2012 11:19 am  

The Doves are cute birds and usually shy! I believe the second bird is a house sparrow. Nice sighting and photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous,  March 10, 2012 11:42 am  

Lovely shots of birds and skies.

i beati March 10, 2012 12:20 pm  

so peaceful and sweet the dove

Cheryl March 10, 2012 4:28 pm  

The coloration of the dove is not what I'm used to seeing. This is more pink ~ I like it.

The little bird is the dreaded English Sparrow. Too many of those at one time will drive you insane. They are loud and bully the smaller song birds.

Lea March 10, 2012 11:11 pm  

Doves come when we sprinkle birdseed on the ground, but they are very shy. The slightest noise or movement and they are gone! You captured great photos of this one!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea's Menagerie

JOY @ March 11, 2012 9:51 am  

Wonderful shots of your Doves. We have a pair in our neighborhood as well. Perhaps you'd like to take a peek @
I don't have a super lenses, I cropped my cameras highest quality pics to get a closer look. Don't you enJOY hearing them call for each other?

Nancy C March 11, 2012 12:54 pm  

Beautiful shots of these birds -- I alway prefer seeing images of birds in trees rather than at feeders, if possible.

Thanks for sharing at Your Sunday Best. :)

Anne Lyken-Garner March 11, 2012 4:11 pm  

I've never seen this kind of dove. Why is it called mourning dove?

Karin M. March 12, 2012 5:23 pm  

Lovely shots of birds....super...
Love greetings, Karin

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