Add them to your list.

Doves…not always the first bird to come to mind when naming gorgeous birds. They  are, however, exquisite. Yes, they waddle, but when they fly they are the epitome of streamlined aircraft. Just look at the beauty of the wings, so many colors, highlights and shadows. 

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The male dove is also a romantic,a poet, irresistible as far as the ladies are concerned.

I adore you wm

If only they didn’t monopolize the bird feeder.

 

 

Winging it.

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Isn’t this male bluebird pretty?

The beautiful wings are like a cape  and everything says, “elegant.”

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Then we have the mourning dove, clumsy on the branch ,built like a tank, it’s wings are beautiful in flight. When I see it next to a bluebird, I wonder how it even gets off the ground, but the answer stares me right in the face. Look at those massive wings!

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Is it naptime yet?

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This mourning dove has the right idea. Resting between feedings is a must and I make sure to do that myself each and every day.

My resting place of choice is slightly different than the mourning dove’s. I prefer something soft,something that doesn’t have pointy needles. I always choose maple trees. Their leaves are far more comfy and apparently you can get syrup out of them.

BIRDS BEING BIRDS…well what else would they be?

IN THE FIRST TWO IMAGES, THE MOURNING DOVE JUST PLUMMETS FROM THE SKY LIKE A LEAD BALLOON….WELL, ACTUALLY THEY’RE A LITTLE MORE GRACEFUL THAN THAT, BUT NOT MUCH. THEIR FEATHERS ARE PRETTY THOUGH AND THEY LOOK NICE AS THEY FLUTTER AROUND…BUT THEY’RE MORE THAN A LITTLE CLUMSY AT OTHER TIMES AND THEY JUST SEEM TO GALUMPH  AROUND IN THE GRASS,  YES, I SAID “GALUMPH”… I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S A WORD, BUT THAT’S HOW THEY MOVE…THEY GALUMPH.
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Upside down head cardinal (1 of 1)

 

 

THIS IS OUR FRIEND THE CARDINAL ONCE AGAIN…ON OUR SAFARI THROUGH T”A WINDOW INTO THE WOODS”, WE’VE SEEN THIS HANDSOME FELLOW AND HIS FRIENDS MANY, MANY TIMES…THIS ONE THOUGH..IS IT JUST ME, OR IS HIS HEAD ON BACKWARD?