Saturday, January 3, 2009

Camera Critters: Feathered Friends


This was taken a few days before Christmas when the skies were clear and the sun was bright. It was taken through my sunroom window as most of my bird shots are. These eight little Mourning Doves were sunning themselves in the bare branches of my huge old oak tree.
A First Time Visitor To The Feeder
He's a little heavy to sit on the edge!

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31 comments:

Grammy said...

How wonderful to see so many doves in one tree. Happy new year.

quilly said...

This post -- music and all -- is for the birds! ;)

The doves are mourning summer right? Looks chilly.

Neal said...

I love doves but I do NOT like those blackbirds or starlings. I run them off if they come around ours and I see them.

Nikki-ann said...

Great captures! Everytime I try to take photos of the birds in our garden them flitter about the place and fly off!

Bruce said...

Cute little birdies!

Lapa37 said...

Nice shots the last guy does look a bit to large for the feeder.

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely to have that many birds visit your garden. Thanks for stopping by.
Linda, aka Crafty Gardener

Teena in Toronto said...

Too many seeds perhaps?

I played too :)

Small City Scenes said...

Aren't they sweet. I have a collection of them down by my pond. I love the sound they make when they swish away. MB

Karen said...

Very nice. :-)

We have a Blue Jay that visits, when I leave some seed out. Wonderful to watch.

Rose said...

I love doves--think they are so gentle. I think they mate for life.

juliana said...

you're lucky to have so much wildlife just outside your home. lovely photos again, carletta.

babooshka said...

That's a proper bird feeder. Like to see how they pose for the camera. Happy New Year.

Misty Dawn said...

Great pictures - I love watching the birds in Winter!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Very nice capture in the tree and that starling is a fine looking guy.

me ann my camera said...

The Dove photo could be opne of mine as its such an identical scene in my yard this time of year. But, wow!!, what is that big black bird sitting on the feeder ledge? Does it have a white necklace? Its very intriguing looking.

Natural Moments said...

How nice to have so many mourning doves. They make such wonderful sounds. They are very soothing birds to have around.

i beati said...

Beautiful and how I love mourning doves always sandy

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I do like your "bird tree!"

Happy New Year, Carletta.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never seen so many mourning doves in one place. Lucky you! They are such gentle, pretty birds and I love the sound of their coos.

Becky and Gary said...

We have lots of doves here too. If the other birds don't show up, you can at least expect a flock of the doves hanging around.
Have a great rest of the week-end.
B.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh wow, he made that bird feeder tumble sideways. Don't look like he went without food for very long
Love the chicken song too

Reader Wil said...

I also take photos of birds through my window. It must have been cold when you took these photos, for they have ruffled up their feathers! Lovely pictures!

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful shots of the birds!! I really like the one of the doves! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Abraham Lincoln said...

I recognize the mourning doves but the black bird with the ring around the neck is a new one to me.

Raven said...

Nice shots. I like the way mourning doves look, but for some reason I hate that cooing sound. I think I've mentioned that before. Sorry... but I REALLY dislike it. No idea why. Happy New Year!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots and a tree full of birds! Cool!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I really like the blue backdrop for the branches and birds - makes them stand out!

Arlene said...

Wow, they got lots of food for the new year!

Meoowww new year, Carletta!

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Fat fluffy bird!

Janice Thomson said...

Delightful bird shots. Like your first time visitor :)