Soaking up the Sun

Categories: Birds.

On a cold and windy day the mourning doves will find a spot in the sun and settle down to some sun bathing.

This shot is a bit blurry as I saw the doves through the window and snapped a photo without moving too much as I didn’t want to miss the photo opportunity.

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Luckily for me they didn’t move and I was able to move the tripod and zoom in for better photos.  Doves are year round visitors and can frequently be heard cooing in various areas of the garden.

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I’m not sure I would want to settle down into a pillow of snow, but the doves do it all the time.

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The round black eyes look like they are glued on.

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Just look at the detail on those feathers.  The feathers are muted shades of beige and some grey with the male and female being similar in appearance. 

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This dove was persistent and dug for some seed in the flat feeder a day or so ago.  We had received a bit of snow overnight … just a cm or two but enough to cover everything in a blanket of white.

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Now the feeder is clear of snow and they can enjoy a snack in the sun.

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There is a huge storm system moving into southern Ontario today and tomorrow and we are expected to get lots and lots and lots of snow!

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lots more lens friends

birds in the garden … critters in the garden … water birds

I’m sharing with I’d Rather B Birdin’ and Saturday’s Critters.