Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Mystery Bird is a Mourning Dove


 Well, I know it's a Dove....


but what kind of Dove is it? It's a Mourning Dove! 
Thanks to all the experts for the help! 


We couldn't get a different view of him...he sat very still!


We see the Mourning Dove frequently here in Florida.


And sometimes we have this cute little Ground Dove visit our feeders.


But when we were at the Pruitt Trailhead the other day we spotted this pretty soft brown dove on the fence rail. I have a couple of ideas but I'll leave it open for your suggestions and hopefully be able to come back and put an ID on it later.
The weather is perfect for hiking right now and it's something I can do even with a headache! Thanks for the sweet comments on my owl post and for your concern over my headaches. I'll keep you posted! I know you can't wait to hear if I have a headache today. I'll ask my hubby! hahahaha! (and they can't be ALL that bad if I'm laughing and hiking)

Big flocks of Sandhill Cranes are still flying overhead and we put out an extra feeder in our courtyard this week. The little Chipping Sparrows, Bluebirds, Warblers and finches are in abundance.


I was standing very close to this Black and White Warbler.

Have you had a good 'critter' week too?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’. 

43 comments:

Marcia said...

I have no idea what kind of dove. You see such a variety of birds there.

4 trips with car full all 4 times yesterday. We were beat by bedtime. More today! Thanks for your well wishes on our move.

Martha said...

That little dove almost looks pink, he's adorable!

Sandra said...

no idea from me, i can only tell a cardinal from a jay, that is pretty much it. he/she is really sweet and oh so cute. I love doves and their cooing noises. sorry the headache is hanging on, I once had slight headaches almost all day for a couple of months, they finally went away, i guessed them to be sinus related..

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

About your headaches, has anything changed in your diet? A friend told me years ago, her doctor ordered an allergy testing. Turns out she was allergic to her favorite sandwich.
Pretty photos. I hope somebody knows what dove it is.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

That dove has a beautiful light brown color. I do not think I have seen one like it. Lots of gray ones in our area but this one is a sight to see.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Very pretty Dove...?

-smile-

Susie said...

Diane, It's marked like a mourning dove. The color is beautiful . Love seeing your birds . Hope you are feeling better. You are in my prayers. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo,love Susie

Laurie said...

It’s beautiful, rose breasted, 👍❤️

Lea said...

It could be that the light makes a difference - early morning or late afternoon light sometimes gives a kind of glow that fools the eye. I think it is a Mourning Dove facing the sun. The wings have the color and look usually associated with Mourning Doves.
Have a blessed day!

Debbie said...

you marked it mourning dove, i think, or perhaps that is one of your guesses. it is a mourning dove, exactly like the ones i see here!!

i have so many birds at my feeders, especially today. it is cold and raining here...a real nasty day. it is suppose to clear up later, i hope it does!!

i hope the headaches have gotten better. stay safe, be well and have a wonderful weekend!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane,

Pretty captures of all the Doves. I think the Ground Dove is sweet, it has a pretty beak. I am taking a guess at your first dove and say Eurasian Collared Dove, may be a first year? The B&W Warbler is a great sighting and photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.

Tom said...

...most birds are a mystery to me!

Inger said...

such a sweet bird the dove. Of course I don't know what kind of dove it is, but I so enjoy its picture. And all the rest of them too.

The Feminine Energy said...

All of our weeks are good critter weeks, I suppose. Nothing new but the same critters that live here & share our woods with us. We're all residents on this land, co-existing in harmony, as we wait out this virus. We're all safe and that's the only thing that matters, isn't it. I love your pictures so much, my friend. Thank you for posting them and I continue to pray about your headaches. ~Andrea xoxo

RedPat said...

I think it is a Mourning dove too. They seem to be such gentle birds.

Terri D said...

Great photos!! I don't know one dove from another but you got some great photos! Thanks for always taking us along on your hikes! It's the only exercise I get!! (wink)

Lowcarb team member said...

You certainly have some beautiful birds.
I do hope your headaches improve soon.

Happy Weekend Wishes.

All the best Jan

NanaDiana said...

I have no idea what he/she is but what a beauty. I love doves-we have mourning doves and I love to hear them. Happy 'hunting'. xo Diana

Hootin' Anni said...

It's definitely a mourning dove. It'd say it is the sunlight that is confusing you by color.

Thanks for sharing your post with us at IRBB this week.

Jeanie said...

No matter the dove, it's lovely.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ps...ya, it could also be in breeding plumage. Doves have broods/mate two or three times a year.

Linda said...

Interesting. All I see here are mourning doves. I love their cry.

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Have you considered a "juvie" of your Ground Dove?...jp

Vee said...

No idea on the sweet little brown dove.

As for your question regarding critters...squirrels, millions and zillions of squirrels. 😣

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Looks like a Mourning Dove to me,

Bob Bushell said...

I don't know what a Dove, but I love it. Black and White Warbler was beautiful image, thank you.

Teresa said...

Por aquí se ven bastantes aves, sobre todo grullas. Me alegra que estés un poco mejor. Muchos besos.

Jenn Jilks said...

I enjoy the dove families. We've about 15 mourning doves here. Once-in-awhile the pigeons from the nearby farm visit.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh I love doves ~. beautiful photos ^_^

Live with love each moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Edna B said...

It's probably a female mourning dove. Doves come in gray and brown. Did you know that doves and pigeons are the same family. Doves are a bit smaller than the pigeons. Your photos are wonderful. Enjoy your hiking, hugs, Edna B.

Sandi Magle said...

First, I totally love your 'Elf' in the ice cream cup...header...so cute!
We have 3 pair of doves (mourning) living out in the spruce trees. They along with the squirrels keep our little bird feeders' piazza clear. They are so sweet and practically tame now. In the winter they often visit on the porch and under the furniture if it is terrible vial out.
Love all your photos---we have heard cranes still forming flocks for going south...just this week. When they are high in the air, they look the same as geese, but the chittering?? cry is pretty distinct. It will be mild again---I do hope they leave quickly for this mildness can't hold forever, Hugs, Sandi

BeachGypsy said...

all I knew was that it sure looked like a dove, but I sure didn't know which kind! LOL Enjoy your day today....we are going as well...nice warm SUNNY DAY here, hope to take some pictures. Just so glad to be out in the fresh air and NO MASK needed, LOL.Hope your head is feeling better my friend and I love your new/pretty header up there, so cute!!! Hugs

bill burke said...

The dove is pretty. Nice festive header, I love it.
Have a wonderful week.

Ann said...

We get lots of mourning doves around here. I love listening to them

John's Island said...

Neat post, I enjoyed all your photos. Sandhill Cranes are one of my favorites. They have a most wonderful call. Thanks for sharing and have a good week ahead.

Phil Slade said...

That had me stumped for a while. Now I think it is a White-winged Dove Zenaida Asiatics.I love your picture of the Black and White Warbler. Have a good week Diane.

Phil Slade said...

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/white-winged-dove

Rain said...

Hi Diane :)) I love the photos! The Mourning Dove is my absolute favourite bird. Whenever I hear their coos, I feel so at home. :)

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love mourning doves. They remind me of my childhood at beautiful Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama. Lovely photos!

NatureFootstep said...

I have seen both of them on my travels. Lovely birds. :)

Aunt Helen said...

Beautiful Heading for your Blog! Love it! Your Doves are so nice. They look like they could be cuddled, they are so fat and fluffy! Thank you for the delicious Brownies! Oh, so good! Love, Aunt Helen

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those are such pretty birds and you got some great shots of them. I hope you have a nice weekend Diane.

Red Rose Alley said...

I knew that was a Mourning Dove right away. I used to see them all the time up north. They are a very special bird, and I believe they are a bird of peace. They used to visit me often, and I especially loved it when I was having a bad day or troubled about something and needed peace. They always brought it. His little face on your photos even looks peaceful. Oh, what a special bird, indeed. Thank you for sharing, Diane.

~Sheri