Eurasian Collared Doves, and introduced species (aka, pest, weed) is rapidly expanding its range. It will be with you soon:You are so lucky to have doves around there -- I think I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have seen any in my neighborhood in all the years I have lived here.
This is a lovely composition and you caught the dove at a really good moment, the positioning is just spot-on.
Not a good week, for various reasons. Not many photos, most mediocre at best. Out of the meager pickings, this I think was the best of (small) batch. Another Dove, in the tree just as the sun is peaking over the roofline this morning.
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Will be back over the next few days and get caught up on others' threads.
Wow, I can almost hear that woodpecker pounding away at the wood! Cool, catching him in action like that! I like the portrait of him, too -- very nice.
Rat-a-tat-tat-rat-a-tat-tat-tat! Great capture Gordon!
Fantastic shots Gordon - I really like the first one... you can almost hear the woodpecker
Thanks all!Great pair Gordon- - I'm lucky to catch just a glimpse of our woodies, you have 2 great shots. Love the first one—it hurts my head!