Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday


I have several pair of Mourning Doves that come to my feeders year round.  They love the safflower that I put in the ground feeders, but in the winter ...

they spend a lot of their time on my bird bath ... I assume because it is heated so there is warmth to be found.

Sometimes they just sit in the warm water.  Not necessarily taking a bath, just getting warm.

And then time for a short snooze ...

But not for long ... one must remain vigilant.  It is well known that Mrs. Coopers Hawk is a frequent visitor.
Happy Wild Bird Wednesday!

20 comments:

  1. A great serie of photos of these doves.
    Well done!

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  2. Blimey, no wonder they come to the birdbath, that's bird luxury.

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  3. Very sweet and peaceful images of the doves!

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  4. Lovely photos of these beautiful birds.

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  5. Answer to your question:
    They are taged for research.
    But, from next year the State will not tag newborn eagles in this area.

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  6. Oh what lovely shots of the doves! We have a few Cooper's around here as well.

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  7. The doves are so cute, wonderful captures. Have a happy week ahead!

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  8. Are they not just some of the sweetest birds ever. I feel bad that many are taken by cats and hawks~

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  9. I don´t think I have seen Mourning doves. You got great images of them.

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  10. Great photos of the doves - they look very contented around your bird bath.

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  11. What an amusing couple! I love them.

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  12. These are gorgeous! Doves make great photo subjects. We've had some Cooper's hawks hanging around here, too.

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  13. Heated garden bird spa! What luxury.

    Glad you like liked the pig post - it was not my birthday - but it was good fun none the less!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. We have a few them of the mourning doves in our yard too. They are such graceful, quiet, beautiful birds. These are wonderful photos, Andrea. I hope your birds survive the hawks. I haven't seen any hawks around here. But then, I'm not always outside looking either. Now I must see about making some breakfast and get busy with my own blog. You have a fabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

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  15. Love these doves. We always have tons of them in our yard and love the cooing. Yours look a bit chilly! Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas Andrea!

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  16. To set you all at ease ... Mrs. Coopers Hawk is not always a successful hunter at my feeders. She is persistent though so I am assuming that she does have some measure of success. I will give her that as she needs to eat and culling is one of her important jobs. Have an exciting week ... enjoy the weather :)

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  17. The doves are so sweet. Unfortunately, the hawks sit on my fence pretty often as they pass through the area. I don't fault them, though.

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  18. Lovely birds. Always had a soft spot for Doves and these are right on the money.

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  19. HiAndrea. older full series of shots of this lovely bird.

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