This gallery contains 3 photos. NEW BIRD ALERT! Upon poking our heads out of the kitchen window, we discovered a pair of Eurasian Collared Doves wandering around in the backyard! However, when I tried to photograph them from the second floor sunroom, both took off — but one promptly went to roost on the cherry tree, and afforded me 30 seconds to capture several poses.
This chubby one is quite aware of the camera trained on it. Instead of spooking, it’s actually quite fascinated by all this sudden attention.
We’ve heard the Eurasian Collared Doves for years, but have never seen one in the feathers. Here are these gentle doves foraging on the lawn, which was “salted” earlier with birdseed. We’re getting closer to having a partridge–these are “almost” turtle doves! 🙂
This brings the birds-identified-in-my-backyard headcount to 23 species, with a 24th species–a small grey bird with yellow under its wings–yet to be unnamed.