Sunday, July 31, 2016

Doves

Sitting in the great room this evening sipping peppermint tea and reading the papers, I glanced out the
window. Under the feeders was a dole of doves. I had to look that term up, but it means a bunch of them.

They don't mind that the squirrels get in the feeders and scatter it on the ground, because unlike some picky birds that want their food in a feeder, doves prefer theirs on the ground or on split logs.

I know there are more colorful birds and ones with sweeter songs, but doves have soulful eyes.

Each time I watch them for a while, peace comes over me. This picture I shot last summer and I found it tonight as I looked for something to post.

Tomorrow is the first day of August. Autumn is about six weeks away. Ready or not, here it comes.


15 comments:

  1. Doves and pigeons are the dumbest in the bird world. They can't walk without moving their head like a bass player, and they are too dumb to step on bread to tear off a piece.

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  2. It is already August first here, and spring is showing signs that she won't wait six weeks to move in.
    I have a soft spot for most birds. Including doves and pigeons. Love their soft call too. It is a great deal more musical than that of most of our native birds.

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  3. I love the mourning doves because of their soulful cry. I wrote a short story when I was young about these doves. Love the picture. Today I was watching 2 gold finches just fight ..or was it frolic, in the air and land on the branches. It was something to watch!

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  4. I think the panpipe was invented to sound like doves. They are beautiful birds and I love them, even though they shit on my car from our mulberry tree.

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  5. Very good dove picture. I do enjoy their sound. I am learning late in life, watching birds is fascinating.

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  6. Very good dove picture. I do enjoy their sound. I am learning late in life, watching birds is fascinating.

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  7. They not only have soulful eyes their call is also soulful.

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  8. You are so right Rick. They are lovely birds and are always the gentle souls who remain after the more flighty, flamboyant or greedy birds leave.

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  9. I love to watch the doves. They are my favorite. They are always in pairs. If you work hard enough, you can get them to eat out of your hand.
    Lisa

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  10. We have morning doves here and I love to watch them and listened to them too. I think most everyone is looking forward to some cooler fall weather at this point. Hope you have a great week ahead. Happy Monday!

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  11. I'm ready for autumn & winter!!

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  12. Love the grey and silver tones of their feathers.

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  13. Doves always look so pretty

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  14. I feel the same about doves. We have doves nesting every year under our deck and we love watching them prepare the nest, then waiting for the babies, watching the parents take turns with them, and the doves learning to fly. When they come back to the nest, they fly to the fence and sit, then fly under the deck and land on the ceiling fan blade before flying into the nest. It's so fun to watch them go round and round on the fan blade. I wonder what they are thinking about that. I took photos of them, but your photo is lovely.

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  15. I love doves too! They are a special bird! I can't wait for Autumn!!

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