Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Collared Dove in my garden............................................................................

This Collared Dove has been hanging around my garden for a couple of weeks...
...until a few days ago he/she had a mate.

I can't make my mind up if it's lost it's mate and is sorrowful.

Gazing up at the sky it does seem to be away with the fairies.
The images are taken through my double glazed windows... hence the reflection.

On Saturday afternoon although still alone... I thought it looked a bit brighter.

 Mmmm! maybe not...
...seeing him keep dozing off made me think again.... 

Could he be an expectant father and had done the nightshift sitting on the eggs.

Sunday didn't bring much improvement... he still looks deadbeat.

Yesterdays constant rain won't have helped at all.

Collared Doves only arrived in the UK during the the mid 1950's having invaded Europe from Asia.
They are now one of our most common birds.

Click on the link below to see more wonderful birds.
World Bird Wednesday LXXIII

52 comments:

Sandra said...

so pretty and I love to hear the cooing. they sit on the wires over our yard and coo and coo, i just love it. they are not the smartest of birds, they don't have any fear of cars or dogs or cats.

Bob Bushell said...

I think that they are the best, great for you and to photography.

Nature Rambles said...

Loved going through your shots! Cute little dove!

Eva Ason said...

What a cute dove, don't think I've seen this type before. Like the close ups of it. Have a great evening.

Eva

fjällripan said...

Great photos! This dove is so sweet! I never seen it around here...:)

TexWisGirl said...

we're beginning to see them here now too. they're beautiful. i bet his mate is busy nesting...

Carletta said...

Andrew, I so enjoyed your little tale of the dove! Keep us posted as to the rest of the story. :)
Excellent photos!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We have a pair of collard dove visiting our feeder every day. I originally thought Eurasian but my guide does not show them on the west coast of the U.S., so now I think Ringed Turtle Dove as they are quite pale. I like the picture with the eyes closed.

Denise said...

Lovely photos of this dove. I hope its mate turns up soon.

Gary said...

Almost the same as our Mourning Doves!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful captures.. wonderful series. We can but guess of the why behind its sleepiness.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful sight to behold in your garden. I adore doves.

Barb said...

I love the third shot - great DOF! Funny commentary . . . :)

NatureFootstep said...

so stupid....I can´t remember the swedish name. :( It is a nice dowe but I rarely see it.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Beautiful Dove, maybe it has a nest somewhere in your yard or nearby. It certainly looks peaceful to me!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful dove and you have captured it brilliantly. I hope it perks up.

Tammy said...

Great photos of the lovely Dove! I hope his story has a happy ending!!

Sondra said...

What a sweet bird....I hope he is just taking it easy and dozing because he can....Wonderful Photos Andrew.

Chatty Crone said...

He must be a male - lol! I have been out of town but I'm back! sandie

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh, those ones of this beauty with his eyes closed have made me sleepy! Nice series Andrew!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of dove.

Carole M. said...

that's what I was wondering too Drew, if the other half mightn't be sitting on the nest. I guess you'd expect to see them both together at some time but maybe after a certain incubation period has lapsed...time will tell!

mick said...

Great photos and I like your very imaginative commentary!

Maboe said...

I like!

Hanne Bente said...

Incredibly beautiful picture you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

cieldequimper said...

This one looks so clean compared with mine!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Andrew! I'm so used to seeing Mourning Doves. We don't have any other species around here.

BlueShell said...

Yes...he's sad! Lonely...and the rain did not help at all....
But the photos are stunning, man!
GREAT...(the window???...I would not guess if you would not say! I just saw the reflection after reading about it)

HUGS
Isabel/ BShell

Amila Kanchana said...

Photographed the bird to your heart's content , didn't you? Great job, superb captures in the previous post too!

Amila Kanchana said...

Photographed the bird to your heart's content , didn't you? Great job, superb captures in the previous post too!

Pantherka said...

Beautiful images Andrew.

JM said...

Are these the Turkish Doves that are thriving like pigeons here too? I think so.

joo said...

They are so beautiful and elegant! I have a pair in my garden and love watching them.
Nice post, Andrew!

holdingmoments said...

Lovely birds Andrew.
They always seem so gentle and loving.

NixBlog said...

Great shots!

Pat said...

Such a pretty, sweet bird! Nice captures.

Jean said...

They are so similar to our Mourning Doves. Nice pics.

Hugs!!!

Larry said...

Nice photos of the Eurasian Collared Dove Andrew. I agree with Theresa. I bet it's mate is sitting on eggs!

Michelle Renee said...

Great captures! I like your blog...you capture so many neat things!

Arija said...

A lovely little thing it is too. A pity about it's matrimonial difficulties, I do hope it cheers up again.

Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing these beauties! Great pictures.

collettakay said...

My daughter loves to listen to the doves!

Great pictures. He does look a bit sleepy :)

Here's my Camera Critters:

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/camera-critters-41412.html

Colletta

i beati said...

I feed them in my back yard and never tire of their sweetness

Cathy said...

I love these, what a great capture of this beautiful dove. I have a pair and I love to hear them.

Cheryl said...

Once any member of the pigeon family arrives, it's there to stay. This is one of the prettiest doves I've ever seen. Really nice series of shots.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely dove and great photos. This Collared Dove would be a newbie for me. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend!

rainfield61 said...

What a lonely dove.

Beyong Zephyr said...

They are indeed fantastic shots, and the dove is so very pretty!

I took some photos of the dove through my glass window too yesterday, but mine was not so good :-(

Nancy Claeys said...

Awww, now you've made me a little sad this morning, worrying about your dove. Lol.

Great shots -- such a pretty bird, Andrew. Thanks for sharing at YSB this week. :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful and detailed close-up shots. Nicely captured!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

He's a pretty bird- haven't seen one of those around here.

Pia said...

Hope your dove is not longer alone....
I have a family of them in my garden, parents with three youngsters. And I love to look at them.