Sunday, January 18, 2009

A New Sighting

I am pretty excited today.I have just added another
'lifer' on my bird list.
Jake and I went out in search of Eurasian Collared Doves.
We saw two on a yard not too many miles from our place. I was happy to be able to get some decent photos of these birds.
They are not common here,but at least five have been seen on this one yard.
It was a thrill to be able to see these beautiful birds.
Great are the works of the Lord. Psalm 111:2

21 comments:

  1. They would be lifers for me. Nice pictures!

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  2. I had to look these birds up. They are not in my Birds of Ontario book. I would likely have missed noticing the difference between them and a regular Mourning Dove. Great pictures.

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  3. Dear Ruth, Beautiful birds, we have mourning doves around here but I don't think with the collar. They're such an incredible color. I'm glad you were able to get some nice pictures.

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  4. Wow Ruth---I have never seen nor even heard of this bird. They do look like the Mourning Doves except for the collar. SO neat!!!!! Are they larger than the Mourning Dove????

    Wow---I know you are excited. To see a new bird is so joyful.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Congratulations on getting a new bird. That is always a cause for celebration.

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  6. Sweet faces and beautiful pics of them! I think they're nicer than my ole mourning doves! lol!

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  7. Hi Ruth,
    I know you got excited! A few years ago (before I had a digital camera) we saw some of these Doves with collars at our feeder. A friend saw some of them too, and he contacted the local college. I think they told him that they were not native to this area.

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  8. Ruth, first I want to say THANK YOU for all of your nice comments. You are very kind!

    Doves in general looks so soft and sweet to me! This one is Gorgeous...and I guess it gets its name from that marking on it's neck. A beauty indeed! And Fabulous captures!

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  9. Congratulations. I've never seen one here. I enjoy the mourning doves and always put feed on the ground for them. Maybe someday...
    Marnie

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  10. Ruth: That is a beautiful bird, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wonderful! I've never seen one. It is so nice to add life birds to our lists! The photos are excellent.

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  12. I too had to look these birds up....and they weren't in Sibley, I googled them. They seem much larger than a Mourning Dove and they say much different song. How exciting to see a new bird. Thank you for posting..I had never heard of this Dove.

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  13. Congratulations on adding another bird to your list. That is always so exciting!

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  14. That is a thrill! I'm excited for you to add this bird to your list! Congratulations, Ruth!

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  15. Hi,I would just like to thank each one of you for sharing my excitment about a new life bird.You are such a great bunch of friends.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  16. What a nice surprise, Ruth. Congratulations on adding another new bird to your list.

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  17. Very nice photos, fav is the last one. Never seen one of these, I would have been excited too.

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  18. I've seen these in Florida...they're nice.

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  19. Well, I'm so very happy you were able to get some photos of this bird! Yay! Wonderful shots!

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  20. Ruth, Congrats. How great to have found this bird. I remember reading on another blog, can't remember which one, about someone seeing one of these birds in with the common mourning doves. It, also, was not a common bird for that area... How exciting for you to find two!! Great shots!!

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  21. Congrats on this lifer! We have them here in AZ but so far none have been spotted in Sycamore Canyon, though I can drive 15 miles west and find them near the pecan groves!

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