D for Doves

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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.


ABC Wednesday is up  to D.  D for Doves.

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


Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.

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

25 Responses

  1. Ela

    Wow !! I love your photos of a beautiful pigeon!! It’s nice to see all the details, especially the eyes of a bird!!
    Great photos !!
    Happy new week !!

  2. Phil

    Our closely related collared doves are just as hardy and persistent around the bird feeders. Although we’ve had very little snow up to now.

  3. JoAnn M Bayne

    What sweet birds – we sometimes see them in areas near here – have none in our yard. The photos are amazing!

  4. Myrtle

    What lovely shots of the doves, especially the head shot. how you got a shot of the feathers too. I think Dana & Al said there are doves around and other birds at the place I will be moving to by spring for sure.

  5. Sara

    I love doves they are my favorite:)

  6. Linda

    Missing Doves here this year…not sure why…
    Still recuperating …have been very quiet over here…
    Linda :o)

  7. Margie

    You captured your feathery friend beautifully! How far are you when you photograph the birds?

  8. ABC Wednesday

    Many people dislike them…

    I don’t … I like / love birds, all kinds.

    Beautiful captures.

    Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (team ABC-W)

  9. Elaine

    Awe they are so pretty aren’t they ?! Our Doves seem to come and go this time of year but come spring and summer they are here all the time . Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  10. Eileen

    Hello, the doves are so sweet. I think they have the cutest faces. Awesome collection of photos. Thanks so much for linking up your post and for your visit and comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  11. Jean

    Wonderful, detailed dove photos. I love the close-ups of their heads and feathers. Can’t wait to hear a few calling around here once it warms up a bit and spring really arrives (I’ve spotted some but yet to hear them calling this year).

  12. Breathtaking

    Hello!:) The fan like structure of the feathers in your close ups is beautiful to see. Lovely shots!:)

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