Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mourning Dove


This Mourning Dove was in my back garden this afternoon. It's only the 3rd time I have seen a Mourning Dove in my garden or in Newfoundland. And one of those times was last week. I am assuming this is the same one. It's a little bit smaller than a pigeon and that's about all I know about Mourning Doves. Be thankful this showed up in my garden or my photo today might have been a box of tissues or something equally boring.

6 comments:

Jon said...

Nice photo. I like the depth of field and the bird's pose

jp said...

Mourning doves are so skittish - at least when they're around my house. Nice capture of the little fella :)

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful bird. Hopefully he will bring his friends and stay awhile.

Chuck (Hye5) said...

Nice shot, but I don't know, I'm sure you would have done a fantastic job with a box of tissues.

TonyV said...

Doves and pigeons are so difficult to capture because their heads seem to move around so much. Good take.

mike fairbanks said...

Hmm, we have tons of these guys here in Northern NH, they even winter over, usually make a coo coo coo sound, similar to an owls to the untrained ear.