Dropping In

mourning dove visit

When you are patient and really look and listen you can see all kinds of birds and other flying creatures especially this time of year as birds pass through and other return. Last week we welcomed back the Gray Catbirds and this weekend we heard and saw a Baltimore Oriole while on a nature walk. We also saw our first dragonfly and a little lavender butterfly all too fast for me and my camera!

That is why I especially love when birds and other creatures visit us on our backyard deck. As long as my slider is nice and clean I can get great shots without scaring them away. Check out this beautiful Mourning Dove that dropped in to say hello.

Have you had any visitors lately? Please share!



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    • I didn’t know doves like olives. We have lots of autumn olive, maybe that’s why we see so many doves.

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