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:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

They would be lifers for me. Nice pictures!

Ruth said...

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.

Diane said...

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.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

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

George said...

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

Shelley said...

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

Dorothy said...

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.

Kerri Farley said...

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!

Roses and Lilacs said...

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

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

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

Mary said...

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

jalynn01 said...

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.

Jessica said...

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

Barbie ♥ said...

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

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

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

Mary C said...

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

Leedra said...

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

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The Birdlady said...

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

Michele said...

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

Tina said...

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!!

Kathie Brown said...

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!