Saturday, May 14, 2011
We are staying at Robert and Olivia's in Rio Linda, Ca. for about 3 weeks.
Robert had this "Dove" built a nest in his work shed last year, which was fascinating to watch.
She is right back again, this year. Plus one also built a nest on the back of their porch, with 2 little doves, poking their little heads up.
The Morning Doves have plump bodies, long-tailed, with short legs, a small bill, and a head that looks small for the size of their bodies.
Their long, pointed tail is very different among North American doves.
They often match their open-country surroundings. They’re soft brown to light-tan overall, with black spots on their wings and black-bordered white tips to the tail feathers.
The "Mourning Doves" fly fast on powerful wing beats, sometimes making sudden ascents, descents, and dodges, with their pointed tails stretching behind them.
The "Mourning Doves" are a very common bird. Seen anywhere except the deep woods.
I love that photo DesertDale took so much, just had to print it twice.
I must say we did get to Robert and Olivia's before that storm hit. As it has been weeding ,cold and clouding all day.
Posted by Vera Avila at 3:06 PM