Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bar-shouldered Doves

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

I usually see Bar-shouldered Doves (Geopelia humeralis) hunting around among the grass in the shade of trees or shrubs. These ones were among the grass on a sand hill fronting onto the beach and when I went closer they flew up into one of the trees. The sky was blue and it gave me an excellent photo opportunity.
Please Don't Disturb!

29 comments:

  1. Great photos! I especially like the first one where they're all sitting in a row :)

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  2. Great shots! I love seeing doves from other regions.

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  3. oh, they're BEAUTIFUL!!! love the feather patterns you were able to show!

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  4. Lovely markings on their backs Mick.
    Doves always look sleepy to me lol

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  5. Beautiful shots! The sky was an amazing backdrop!

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  6. Very beautiful photos! A goodlocking dove aswell! Perfect with the blue sky :)

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  7. Lovely images of your beautiful Dove.
    Many thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great series and the last one is a hoot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Thank you so much for your kind comment.You are right!!! Thanks for sharing of your beautiful shots! The sleepy one is my favorite!

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  10. Always resting or sleeping .. lovely shots Mick.

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  11. Beautiful skywatch and the doves are pretty. Great photos.

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  12. Excellent photos Mick! Such a beautiful Dove.

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  13. Beautiful bird,those markings are cool!

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  14. Those feathers are like a thatched roof. Amazing detail too!

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  15. It looks like you could poke the last one with a stick and it would not even notice - although I'm sure it would!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Terrific close-up photos, Mick! Love the feather detail on their backs.

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  17. Just want to add: wonderful blue sky!! All we have here is rain, rain....

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  19. A beautiful set of images. Great!

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  20. This Doves are prettier than the Mourning Doves here. Very nice captures against that lovely blue sky!

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  21. I've never heard of those before. Their pattern reminds me a roofing shingles. They are very pretty! Excellent captures!

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  22. I read the comment about roofing shingles and had to go back and look - they do look like that.
    Lovely shots with wonderful detail and I like the last one all puffed up with bright red feet that stand out against that blue sky.

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  23. Great shots of these lovely Doves! Their patterned feathers look beautiful against that blue sky.

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  24. So different from 'ours'. Most common here is the turkish dove (twenty years ago you hardly could see one).

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  25. The third shot of the dove is like something from Robin Hill's bird book. Just splendid.
    Isn't it lovely when they pose for one. That is what I so enjoy about photographing in the wild, the stalking, the waiting and the occasional perfect photo-opportunity.

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  26. Wonderful pictures. I am learning about so many different kinds of doves from the birding sites -- before I knew only the mourning dove. Now here in Florida we have those plus also some smaller reddish ones. I hope I get a picture of them before we leave for the summer.

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  27. Great photos of such beautiful doves. The barring is wonderful.

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