There is always an abundance of mourning doves in and around the garden. They are year round visitors and it is lovely to hear their wooing or cooing call in the spring and summer months.
In winter they settle down into the fresh snow on the deck railings and soak up the sun. Sometimes there is a whole line of them.
Their head always seems to be on the small size for its body. They are a softish brown to a buff coloured tan with black spots on their wings.
They are fluffy and content … I’m not sure I would be if I was curled up in the snow.
I love the macro shot of its head and all the layers of feathers.
And just look at the ends of each feather … so much detail.
Doves are frequent visitors to the flat feeder and will also clean up the spills of seed on the ground.
Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.