Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Spotted Dove for WBW








High up on the tallest of trees, on the electrical wires or on the ground, the Spotted Dove makes its presence known by its gentle and soothing calls. Last year a pair built a nest on our mango tree but the crows did let them have a moment's peace. The pleasure of having doves nesting on one the few trees in our compound seems to be dim. But not the sight of these pretty birds. These photos were taken in the last couple of days. I found one preening on a cloudy day, one perched on a tree and the last one was foraging on the ground.

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17 comments:

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous! Love the ruffled feathers!

Ginny said...

We have doves that look like this, but I don't think they are the spotted ones. And you have for sure gotten better pictures than me!

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like our mourning dove and I think they are very sweet...

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely bird and beautiful colors! Love your photos! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Gary said...

He's a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

It's a beautiful bird to see...

mick said...

Great photos of the Spotted Dove. It's common around my place, also.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the Spotted Dove. I am only use to seeing the Mourning Dove around here. Thanks for sharing your world bird.

Wendy said...

Nice dove. I love their cooing sounds.

joey said...

Handsome bird and fine images ... I love the waking sound!

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful bird. They are quite rare in these parts.

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful looking bird.
A little like our Collared Doves here.

Anita Kumar said...

We have plenty of doves in my neighbourhood. But I haven't yet spotted the spotted dove ever. Great close-up shots.

joo said...

They are beautiful birds!

Liz said...

Lovely shots!

Springman said...

It is no wonder doves became the symbol of peace and a group of crows is called a "murder!"

Arija said...

A pretty little thing with such a variety of spots.