Saturday, 3 March 2007

Shelter from the Storm

One of the many Mourning Doves that live in my back yard.

The bird feeder is filled up regularly, but the mixture I have at present contains a lot of corn, not the most popular food with local birds. However, the squirrels readily eat up any extra that falls to the ground.

20 comments:

Pat said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Maybe when you come to Guelph, we could have a coffee. There's lots of Tim Horton's here! ;)

I really enjoy mourning doves. I find them very friendly and placid.



Pat's Photos and
Guelph Daily Photo

rosemary said...

We have doves here year round as well...they love our oiled sunflower seeds...as do the squirrels and the flickers. Their coo is soothing. We also give the squirrels peanuts and corn. We gave up on trying to put up squirrel proof feeders....they are just too smart!

thank you for your kind visit to the s-dtr.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, this is a great image! Please send some of your snow to Australia!

Thankyou for visiting Secret Hill and leaving such a kind comment. Please drop by again. I shall be popping over to Rook's Nest from now on!

photowannabe said...

Pretty icicles hangong from the birdfeeder. The doves have such beautiful sleek feathers.

lettuce said...

what a pretty bird. And I love the fringe of icicles.

CanadianSwiss said...

Lovely picture. When I lived in Basel city, they often landed on my (outside) window sill. It drove my cats mad! LOL

Haddock said...

During the very bad storm we had last month all the seed from our bird feeder got blown everywhere. We now have gazillions of sunflowers sprouting everywhere!

bigbikerbob said...

Hi,We just got back (this evening )from Berrynarbor where we keep a touring caravan,our site is dead opposite the "Saw Mills",we spend most of the summer there so I will try to post some pics.I dont post too many of the area as I don't want to step on Martins toes.

Domestic Goddess said...

what a sweet picture.

Martin Stickland said...

Good for you looking after the wild life!

Stick a few burgers on and I may pop by myself!

The Toronto Team said...

Great shot of the bird. Yes, the squirrels are a huge nuisance for the birds. Have we seen our last snow storm of the year yet?

Xtreme English said...

great photos on your blog! the squirrels in my yard love chestnuts, which I buy at Safeway when they're available. i don't dare feed birds, as there are too many cats here. they don't need any extra rations....

tut-tut said...

Yes, we could use some snow here--or could have! It's springtime here in the South! Drop by again. I'll do the same.

Inihtar said...

There's something really pure and beautiful about that photo!

Erik said...

Hi Rook,

It's reassuring to know that it's freezing cold somewhere, it makes me enjoy the lovely weather here even more. As for the pyramids I went into Khefren's (the 2nd one) but not Cheops because at 50 pounds (with the student discount) it would have broke my $10 a day budget (which I am managing to stick to).

As for theories about the pyramids and other conspiracies, personally I just think that we're too proud to give older generations the credit that they're due and are amazed if they could actually do something better than us.

P.S. I was wondering who the Space Cadet was.

Peggy said...

Squirrels gotta eat too. Everybody is so keen to keep their feeders squirrel proof. I know they can be gluttons sometimes, but I leave extra peanuts for them.

Craver Vii said...

Did I see marmalade on the birdie's beak?

Stephanie said...

Thank u so much for visiting my blog. You have some beautiful pictures of the snow...steph

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

It's a Mourning Dove!!?? I thought it was a Morning Dove. oops!

Stacey

Anita said...

You really seem to have lots of doves in Canada. I already admired these peaceful birds on other Canadian blogs. Great shots!