Tuesday, February 19, 2013

White-Winged Dove

Had a new dove species stop by Run*A*Round last month. Have never had a White-Winged Dove here before.




 
Just for comparison, here's a smaller Mourning Dove from the same day
and an equal-sized or slightly larger Eurasian Collared-Dove.
A couple of you have asked if I've logged the number of different bird species I've seen here at Run*A*Round. I listed them last fall, and so far, have 81 - I don't count flyovers like Canadian Geese, Snow Geese and White Pelicans. They at least have to land here to be counted. :)

140 comments:

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Fly*A*Round Ranch!

Honest Abe said...

We only have the Mourning Dove here. When I was a kid, everybody called them "Turtle Doves."

Jill said...

Such beauties! 81 must be some kind of a record!

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
You show a great photographic series.
I loved it.
It's very beautiful, delicate birds.
I send greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Well Tex the red eye is certainly distinctive. I need to look at our doves closer. I have to admit I might have let another species of dove skip by. I don't think I would have noticed. Cornell calls those eyes bright orange with blue eye shadow.. :) Of all the birds, I can see doves wearing eye shadow! Great capture Tex! I know I got a little wordy on you.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Wow, definitely a flyway. I could listen to doves all day; their cooing is so peaceful. One day I want a dovecot (funny fact, in Scotland it's pronounced DOO-kut).

81? That's amazing!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A nice, pretty bird!

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely dove this is. I love the sound of the doves . We have alot of the around our house. interesting to see the variety that you have seen around your ranch! Have a great day

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so beautiful the White- Winged Dove, well I think all Doves are........Lucky you, 81, thems alot of birds, Blessings Francine.

Brk Trt said...

I have lots of Mourning Doves at my feed station. They are quite enjoyable to watch.

georgettesullins said...

Such soft looking feathers.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice! I would have mistaken it for a mourning dove.

Buttons said...

Wow Tex that is a lot of birds I love that you count them.
These doves are so gentle and pretty. We have lots of them I love their sound.
Have a nice day Tex. Off to feed Annie. Hug B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

81?! That's so cool you're keeping track!

Sandra said...

that is a lot of birds in one place. thanks for showing all three doves, the mourning dove is what we have... i never thought about how different they are, but can see it in your pics

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You have a good eye, it's difficult to see the difference. 81!!?? Pretty amazing.

Molly The Wally said...

81 that is an awesome lot of bird species. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Pam ;) said...

Great captures Tex. I have trouble tell them apart but I love their cooing sounds.

Pom Pom said...

Love doves! My parents did not go to Arizona this year due to my dad's health. One of the great comforts my mother has experienced this winter in the Pacific Northwest is a grand view of the snow geese and the swans. They were glorious!
I love your birds. I think I told you that I have a student that is obsessed with birds. He has the iBird Pro app on his phone and all he cares about is bird talk.

Dianna said...

Boy, I could sure count the Canada Geese; they've taken up residence in our yard, sad to say.
I don't believe I've ever seen a dove with white wing tips. (Sounds like fancy mens' shoes...!)

DJan said...

Very pretty dove. The reason I don't count birds is that I would have missed the difference. You, however, have the eye for a counter! :-)

Midmarsh John said...

81 sounds a very good count of different bird species there. One day I must get round to working out how many I have here.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful! Now I will have to examine our doves more closely :) Also, a bird count sounds like a good plan. I agree with DJan who said you have the eye for a counter.. not sure I do but I will try to be a better observer.

Jan n Jer said...

Doves are so pretty close up. Wow you get to see them all. So enjoyable to watch the wildlife come to your pond.

Judy said...

Wow, that's a lot of different birds to land there.

Tracey from ⓽ said...

That's a lot of birds! I am not very good at identifying them, though, so I am not sure I could ever get an accurate count here in Maryland!

Linda said...

The white-winged dove is a beauty. I don't think I've ever seen one either...unless I did and thought it was just a mourning dove.

Sandra said...

So so beautiful! I love those light blue lines around her eyes.

Debbie said...

i do love these pesky little ones and the pretty "cooing" sound they make!

i will have to look at mine closer, to see what i'm getting!!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
It sure is an amazing number of different kinds☆☆☆ How lucky you are as I can guess these lovely ones are precious part of your life♡♡♡

Wonderful capture of doves♬♬♬ I whimsically opened the doves page and never knew there are so many kinds ;p) I DO admire you that you must have studied about the birds a lot and now have knowledge like an expert.

Thank you very much for providing me bed time study, haha.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

A Journey Called Life said...

Last year, we had one white dove that was coming in to the feeder with the mourning doves. It was clearly different, being almost white...I never could identify it and unlike the mourning doves, it wouldn't let me get close enough to get a good photo. It hung around all spring and summer and I really hope it comes again. :)

-Marissa

MarkD60 said...

We have very similar birds here. I thought they were pigeons.

Gail said...

We had one white dove a few years ago. All doves are beautiful as are your pictures.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great shots. Congrats..

Red said...

You really know your birds! *1 species? super. Try it for all year.

Giga said...

Bardzo ładne ptaki. Ptak z ostatniego zdjecia siedział dzisiaj u mnie na balkonie. Pozdrawiam.
Very nice birds. Bird of the last pictures of today sitting on my balcony. Yours.

MTWaggin said...

I am surprised that the geese don't land but maybe it is the size of the pond? Love the doves.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lucky you. It is so much fun to watch the different birds that show up.I have seen two of these Doves,but not the White-winged.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
It is remarkable the number of species of birds you can spot on your lovely property. This White-Winged Dove is precious! Great photo as well.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Beth said...

Doves are so classy. Beautiful shots!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I am in love with this guy/gal? I have a birder friend who counts her sightings...She so loves those birds, like you...

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...I love your lovie-dovie's!! : ) Great to see these different one's colors and patterns!! I only have the Mourning dove!!
Grace

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My eye is drawn to the pale blue ring around its red eye. Neat bird.

Rose said...

That is a lot of different birds!!! I am sure I have not seen even half that variety here. Yet, I don't know all the different sparrows here...but, still doubt if it would amount to 40.

I have seen a completely white dove a time or two..always assumed it was something genetic with a mourning dove. It was the same size as them and with them...

Brian King said...

A pretty dove at that! I like the hint of blue around the eye! That's a tremendous number of species!

Carletta said...

You have a welcoming place!
Thanks for including the others for comparison. I was mentally trying to 'see' the difference.I only have the Mourning Doves.
Wow, 81 species. Like I said - welcoming! :)

don said...

This unique dove is a beauty. I'm impressed with the total number of birds you've shot. That number would make an impressive web site.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A birding Paradise there! And all the varieties of doves are perfect there. Mourning doves are our alarm clock these days -- I love it!

Karen said...

The white wing looks a little timid! 81, wow, I think I have counted about 11 in my yard, but I live in the burbs.

i stora drag said...

Nice pictures of the dove!
First I thought it was the same we have here in Sweden, but it's not. I'm not an expert and there are so many arts in the world! :)
/Pia

holdingmoments said...

Looking at the first few, I was thinking how much it looked like the Collared Doves we get here; and then you posted one lol
That's a good number of birds you have visiting.

Farm Girl said...

I like that you counted how many. That is amazing.
I love the different doves that you have.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird, don't think I've seen one like that!

Laura. M said...

Good afternoon Teresa. They have beautiful colors, here we have many pigeons.
a kiss.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How pretty! Now I have that Stevie Nicks song in my head...haha.

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful. Nice comparisons.

When I looked up the Eurasian Collared Dove after taking a picture in Key West, Flordia, some time ago, I was amazed to see they are nearly everywhere and in almost every climate.

Patty Woodland said...

I love the cooing of doves.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

A white winged dove....makes me want to sing a song by Stevie Nicks.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

White winged doves are pretty rare around here. Nice to have them in your yard!

edenhills said...

You never cease to amaze me with your knowledge of birds. Great captures!

Ken Schneider said...

Those White-winged Doves are spreading rapidly. We had our first one in the mountains of New Mexico about 17 years ago, and within a couple of years they were everywhere.

nyloncamera said...

Sweet!

Small City Scenes said...

I am not familiar with the White Winged Dove. We have tons of Mourning Doves. They clean up the ground under the bird feeders. On my daughters ranch they have the collared Dove. They make a strange sound. MB

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That's a pretty dove! I've only seen morning doves here.

parker said...

Nice find! Have seen lots of them in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico. Unusual this far north.

Hilary said...

Very cool.. 81 and counting!

SweetMarie said...

I'm so glad you did this comparison. I was thinking in my head what the differences were and then there were the photos to show. :)
81?!?! That's so Fabulous! And so cool that you have kept track!

Phil said...

You did well to find that White-winged Dove TWG, these doves can all look so alike. Look out for the Collared Doves they tend to take over a place, a very successful species.

Montanagirl said...

81 species? Wow, that's great. No wonder I keep being amazed by the variety of birds you see in your yard! I have never seen a white-winged Dove.

Deanna said...

How fun for you to be able to see and identify all the different birds that have landed in your yard. I have seen many types of Doves, but have not a clue as to their names. I think they all have such sweet faces.

Rohrerbot said...

Stevie Nicks:) Just sayin':) Impressive patch numbers!!! Hope you keep adding more....that pond is a gem!

Nancy said...

You are teaching me so much about different birds...I have never seen a white winged one either and he is truly magnificent....I love the way you have shown different doves in a row.....You are a good teacher, girlfriend....

mick said...

Great photos of the doves and very good to have a new bird visit your place.

Mitzi said...

What a special treat for you! Such a lovely dove that came to visit. Great photos!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice Doves Theresa.

Samantha said...

Very, very cool...except now I have Stevie Nicks stuck in my head.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos! I never knew there was such a thing as a white-winged dove. We get plenty of Mourning Doves here and I saw speckled ones when I was on holiday a few years back.

Tanya Breese said...

they are so pretty :)

Heather Wilde said...

I love the blue round it's eye, reminds me of my 1980s eye shadow :)

c. Joy said...

I have bunches of doves at my birdfeeeders. More than a dozen at a time is a bit scary.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Your life list is building nicely! Must admit I've never even heard of a white-winged dove before!
Glad you were able to not only see one but photograph it as well!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely dove! Such a soft grey-blue!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

81 type's of birds !!! Ithink you must live in an ark Great photos.



peter

Stephanie said...

A very pretty bird.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful...you got some amazing shots!

Cloudia said...

wow, I love your bird friends. Ours have bejeweled throats......always a pleasure to visit you, and to see your comments. Thank You



ALOHA from Honolulu!
Comfort Spiral
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Gary said...

A new one; exciting isn't it? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Candy C. said...

Wow, I haven't seen any of them around here either, sure is a pretty thing! Mostly, anymore, we have the Eurasian collared doves.

Murray's Mouth said...

Your bird pics are stunning!

Lynne said...

Great pictures of the Doves. I didn't know there were so many different ones. . . out comes the bird book again!

I am impressed with your count of 81 varieties . . . I need to start a tally . . .

Fábio Martins said...

I like him!

Lynda said...

I'm impressed you know their names! I have friends who are bird-watchers - - - some very serious - - they take trips around the country to see different species. It has not been something that has interested me but I do like looking at the pictures you all take.

Betsy Adams said...

Amazing seeing the new dove!!! I'm sure you were excited... We only have Mourning Doves here.

I was so excited to see that Roadrunner last week. Had no idea they were in Arkansas...

Hugs,
Betsy

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW!

Margie said...

I was actually going to mention that very thing and ask if you have a bird book you consult regularly. That's a lot of different birdies to enjoy!

A Quiet Corner said...

We have several pairs of Doves here...hope they nest...the little ones are so darling with their skinny necks!...:)JP

DIMI said...

Hallo Tex!Very sweet bird!I like doves!I love waching them!Great photos!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

eileeninmd said...

Nice yard count and congrats on your new Dove LIFER. Beautiful photos!

Lisa Gordon said...

One of my favorite birds.
Just love doves, and these photographs are wonderful

Have a great evening!

Michelle said...

81 birds is a whole lot!

Jeanne said...

Never saw that bird. I'm glad he landed there so you could photograph and share.

Barb Brookbank said...

Amazing!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is a pretty little bird. Mourning doves are about the only doves we see here.

Raggedy Creations said...

Doves are so elegant. Pretty shots.

Felicia

SandyCarlson said...

A sweet and beautiful bird. Thank you for this post.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great shots, T. I'll have to get a little closer to see what ours are.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Do you ever participate in The Great Backyard Bird Count?

We have the White-Winged Doves where we lived in Arizona. Kinda nice to see one here on your blog. :-)

~Lindy

Randy said...

I love listening to them in the morning.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful series of the white-winged doves. We had a few in our Texas yard, but none since moving to Louisiana. I always sang Edge of Seventeen whenever I'd see one. Oops, I think I just gave myself an earworm for the evening. :)

Jo's World said...

That is a beautiful little dove and don't think I have seen one before. We have a lot of mourning doves in the summer, and once I had a Ringed Turtle Dove come to my feeder. A lovely bird but the guy from the refuge said he thought it was an escapee from a home. She wouldn't let me near her though.

Cheers,
Jo

Leave It To Davis said...

I'll have you know that I paid him $100 to come to see you. Now, you know what you have to do to repay me for this favor....cause I want it.

Linda said...

Nice shots! I've never logged all our birds. I'm still learning what they are.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice picture you show some different doves.
Dove on the last picture we have many of here :)

Michael Manning said...

Beautiful. I always learn something from gazing at your magnificent photos! Always special!!

Elaine said...

Lucky you to get so many varieties of birds at your place. Even in the summer we are pretty limited.

pattisjarrett said...

Thanks for the comparison shots. The white edge is subtle, yet obvious. That's a great idea to log what birds have visited.

Jidhu Jose said...

these are very common in middle east .
nice shots

Stewart M said...

Doves and pigeons are great birds - just shows how much variation on a theme can produce.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful photos. I miss the variety of birds we had at our last home. Here, we only have mockingbirds, chickadees, robins and mourning doves.

Hope you have a nice day.

Allison said...

You know, I actually made the squirrel attractor using peanut butter and seeds on pine cones. No squirrels yet, but doves would do... :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Very pretty.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I had never even heard of a White-winged Dove before...very nice find! That is certainly a whole lot of bird species to grace your home~

Daryl said...

if you hadn't shown the comparison, i would have guessed it was a mourning dove.. neat capture

Breathtaking said...

Doves are so lovely,..thanks for showing three different species of doves.
Theresa you are a star:) Eighty one
different species on your land surely must be a record,.. well done for knowing the names of so many birds.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Sympa ton blog. J'adore les oiseaux et en particulier les tourterelles sauvage que je nourris chaque jour devant ma maison. Cette série est très belle.
Félicitations.
Amicalement.
Roger

Paula said...

I love doves... they have such sweet eyes! (Cute new picture of you, too!)

Marie said...

And we see white winged some here...but I've only seen one Eurasian Collared Dove so I keep hoping I'll get a shot of one! Lovely shots, and I like how you show the comparisons, too.

No, I am NOT looking forward to the HOT summer. We have gotten away the last two Augusts, but I'm not sure if we can get away this summer. We may have to wait and take our family vacation in October or even around Thanksgiving. Today we are looking at another freeze, and I had hoped that was done because I want to get my garden going. If it would just snow a few flakes, I could forgive it being so cold! :-)

Betty Manousos said...

lovely shots of the doves.
i did enjoy your shots and thanks for showing three different species of those lovely birds.

Sandy said...

81! That is a lot of different birds. I am surprised the geese don't land on your pond.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely doves! We only see the Mourning Doves here. 81 species is a lot!

Julie G. said...

Oh my, what a lovely dove visiting your area. I have only seen Mourning Doves before so it's a real treat viewing this beauty. Wonderful photographs, Theresa!

Also, a very gracious thank you for the kind remarks you left on my recent blog post.

Ayu Maselli said...

So lovely dove. Here dove everywhere especially in the town ;)
nice pics Theresa
have a good day

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful shots and good tutorial on the doves!
The White-wings land on my smaller feeder and it looks like it's going to collapse - they're so big!

wayside wanderer said...

We have some of these and they decided that they wanted to take up house on my porch. That was no good as you might imagine. They are now trained like the ducks and fly onto the fence and eye ball me through the window until I throw out some food. ha! Maybe it is ME that is trained.

Phyllis Oller said...

What a find,a beautiful dove,the white wing stands out with the bird ring around her eyes,great pictures,thanks for sharing!phyllis

Maria said...

These are beautiful!

petspeopleandlife said...

Great pics of the white wing. These arrived in my area probably 35 years ago maybe more. became abundant about 5-10 years ago. quite abundant now. I ueds to have morning doves and Inca but no more.Just lots of white winged doves but I like them a lot. They tend to arrive in flocks to eat berries of shrubs/trees I planted for the birds.Have not been putting out bird seed because the hawks come to readily to grab a bird at the feeders. Bird species x81.Lady you are so fortunate.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Just exquisite! I've never seen any of these doves. I'm surprised the Canada Geese and Snow Geese don't land for a little break by that wonderful pond.

Jeevan said...

Wow! The doves look lovely… and similar to each other except little difference.

ellen abbott said...

We had white wing doves come years ago and the chased off the mourning doves. The mourning doves did eventually come back. Haven't seen too many white wing doves lately though. We also get inca doves.

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