Friday, March 12, 2010

Skywatch Friday: White-Winged Dove


White-winged Dove at Patagonia Lake SP 3-5-10

While the White-winged doves have not returned to Sycamore Canyon yet this year, Dawn and I found this one sitting in a mesquite tree along the lake near a picnic area after we finished out lunch last Friday. It was had to believe this would be my last day birding with them for a long time to come.  We had such a good time.

Jeff and Dawn, I wish you peace.

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Anonymous said...

How unusual Kathie, the blue eyeliner on that dove. Lovely looking bird.

Ruth said...

A beautiful picture of the dove. I enjoyed followed your birding adventures with Dawn and Jeff. You should set up tours and be a guide.

TSannie said...

Looks like that stick is stabbing the dove. His eyeliner matches the sky!

sweet bay said...

The bird's eyering looks as blue as the sky!

Denise said...

I was struck by that pretty blue eye ring also. Lovely photo Kathie, such a pretty dove and a pretty blue sky. Have a great weekend.

Larry said...

Great photo of a bird that inspired Stevie Nicks to write a song!