Saturday, November 14, 2009

Camera Critters # 84 - Mourning Dove

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

The Mourning Dove is a common bird in the Spring through Fall in our area. Here is one I saw near the small stream in the neighborhood. They do like the Ohio Buckeye Tree.
They check out the flower beds looking for food.
They like to come onto my deck and show there stuff.
This is a tree from the neighborhood where I saw this one.
They are very comfortable on the gravel roads. I love the iridescent strip on their neck and their red legs.
They are a neat bird. Visit some other great critter sites above.

27 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures show the Mourning Dove very well.I think they are so gentle looking.Thanks for sharing these shots and have a great weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love mourning doves. They are so gentle and their feathers look so smooth. Nice shots!

chubskulit said...

beautiful shots!

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eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the Mourning Doves. They are such sweet looking birds.

Snap said...

Wonderful shots! I love doves -- they seem so gentle.

imac said...

Love birds(Doves) they are so graceful.

Carletta said...

Nice shots Tom!
I usually have around eight or so under my bird feeder. I went to the window and checked when I saw your post come up. I only see three sitting in the trees at the moment.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

How lovely to see these doves in beautiful settings. We see them here on fence tops and electric wire for the most part ... often in pairs.
Hugs and blessings,

George said...

You got great captures of the Mourning Doves visiting your neighborhood. We have several around our house and they are fun to watch.

Jane said...

Great shots, I like the bottom one. I like your header too, thanks for sharing:)

Gaelyn said...

Nice captures of the doves. I also like to listen to them cooo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Tom, of the Mourning Doves. We have them also---and they love to clean up all of the bird food which drops!!!!
Betsy

mountain.mama said...

I like to listen to them too.

JOE TODD said...

Dovetails nicely with your skywatch post LOL

eden said...

wondeful shots of the mourning doves, Tom.

happy weekend

wenn said...

lovely dove..

SandyCarlson said...

That's a very beautiful dove.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Does are so pure and innocent. A great shot!

Anna said...

I love their song too. Excellent collection of images, and thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Sreddy Yen said...

These are such beautiful captures of the dove~! Why is it called a "mourning" dove?

jabblog said...

What a pretty dove - not flashy and bright but subtle and pretty. Great shots!

Carolyn Ford said...

So beautiful! I love their early morning call! Sweetness!

Ann said...

You are a great photographer, I haven't taken such close up photos of birds.

Mary said...

Lovely dove shots. I never seem to get anything but shots of them pecking for seeds in the driveway. This is a nice variety.

Tipper said...

I Love to hear doves coo.

Twisted Fencepost said...

These are one of my favorite birds. Not sure why, but they are. Years ago, a friend tried to tell me that the cooing sound I was hearing was a turkey. I made a mental note never to take him turkey hunting!

jedijawa said...

Remember that bill to allow hunting of Morning Doves? That never passed did it?