Monday, March 21, 2011

Lovey dovey

I adore mourning doves.  So soft and sweet in look and in coo. 


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We saw our first hummingbird yesterday!  Buzzed over the deck and I immediately jumped up to fill and hang two sugar-water feeders!  :)

42 comments:

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

...oh, you have green grass:)))
Here snow is melting, and it's raining a lot. Like it:) Means that we are closer to spring:)
Here we will have green grass in a couple of months.
Have a nice week:)
Greetings,
Berit.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I too,love the Mourning Doves.There is a sweetness and gentleness about them.
Blessings,Ruth

Becky and Gary said...

I love Mourning doves, and we have lots. Just love their cooing.
They have such a soft face, and rarely ever argue with the other birds.
B.

Farm Girl said...

I love them too, I love watching them and I like how sometimes in the sunlight they have a pink light in their feathers. We have so many that sometimes they look like little flocks of chickens in my yard.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Doves.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...
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Dawn said...

They look like they're made of velvet...

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love mourning doves. There are some nesting on our neighbors' deck, and we can hear them every morning and evening.

Judy said...

We had a nest that they made in a tree in Illinois and loved watching them.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful birds! I love how the sun beams in in your pictures, my friend.
Enjoy the first day of S P R I N G ! xxxxx

Jan n Jer said...

We get a lot of doves in our yard....the hawks love them also...they snatch at least one from our yard every year! Poor little things!

Tracy said...

Hey Tex, I think it is cool you had some hummingbirds; now THAT's a sign of the warmer temps...
I too like the mourning doves but mostly for their coo.
Have a tremendous evening!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Now, that's is something we have on our ranch every day...dove and the hummingbirds. Our hummingbirds stay around all year long if I remember to keep the feeders full:)

A Rural Journal said...

I love mourning doves as well -- so peaceful and pretty. No hummingbirds yet. It's 55 degrees here and windy.

bon bon said...

such gentle things. our robins have returned! that's our sign that spring is here! yippeeee!

Joe said...

We've got tons of doves also. Way too early for the hummers here though.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

I'm finally back in the blogosphere and see you've been giving that camera a workout. Love the doves. We have a flock roosting on the ridge behind the house and they pay a visit to Burd Town each evening.

Debbie said...

beautiful pictures, i love doves also. i don't know why people feel they are a nuisance. i posted some pictures tonight that i think you will love. take a peak when you get a chance, i really posted them for you!!!!

Cher' Shots said...

Besides their wonderful 'cooing' I love the sound their wings make as they do a fly-by. They're toward the top end of my list of favorite birds.
'love & hugs from afar'

EG Wow said...

I think doves are such sweet birds. :)

Farmchick said...

Lucky for you Hummingbirds! These are some sweet photos.

Millie said...

I'd love to come browse on green stuff!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Add me to the admirers of the Doves too--I just wish they wouldn't gobble everything up on the ground! But I think in watching them, that they are eating to store up energy for making baby Doves...I'm seeing some of the 'courting' signs already!

No hummingbirds here in VA that I've seen, but I've got my food all ready for the feeders!

Randy said...

I love Morning Doves they are fun to watch. Their cooing is a happy sound in the morning.

Deb said...

great post ...way better than my dove post.....

Janie2 said...

I agree, Doves are cool birds! The cooing is always so relaxing to hear. I had a couple of them visiting my bird feeder and bird bath. They come and go. Very nice post to honor the birds of feather.

Trisha said...

We have alot of morning doves here too :) We call them the "whooo whooo" birds. When my oldest was 2 she decided this name & its just stuck!!

Shifan said...

Those are very close pictures. Grate job you have done. I also have dove's picture but they are not close pictures. That's why I'm not publish those.

Tiffany said...

You are so very fast:) Thanks for the kind comment.

Tiffany

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Hey T., I told my husband about your hummingbird siting. He said, "Great! Just another 1800 miles and they'll be here!" LOL

wayside wanderer said...

Hummingbirds! Really? I need to get my feeders out if that is the case!

Marvin said...

Great dove shot. We don't have many, but a few.

Dani said...

Amazing. Love he colors.

John S. Mead said...

Well done....... I've seen more MDs up here this winter than ever before....It's a real treat!

Zondra Art said...

Great shots and colors, I love it!
Happy Tuesday dear.

Allison said...

Oh, me too! I love their sound, and their smooth, plump little bodies. :)

AJ said...

What a lovely capture...

Naturedigital said...

A beauty.
Costas

Paula said...

Awwww... I love sweet little doves! And I can't believe you saw some hummers- I better get my feeders ready too!

Annesphamily said...

Spring is Springing everywhere! We have wind, hard cold wind right now! Love the photos of the bird and sweet Marigold. What a delight!

Rural Rambler said...

We love Mourning Doves too. No hummers yet but we have a Phoebe couple. FeeBee!FeeBee!FeeBee!FeeBee!FEEBEEEE! All the dang day they FeeBee!

Amila Kanchana said...

She looks pretty much like a Spotted Dove,which I see plenty around. Would love to see some hummers at your feeders. I wonder whether those sugar-water feeders would work on our Sun Birds,the closest we get to the Hummingbirds.

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