Saturday, January 2, 2010


We have been fortunate enough to have Mourning Doves around our home for a long time. Today I noticed one which landed near me and it isn't a mourning dove but a Eurasian Collared Dove ... at least I think! It definitely has a collar in the back of it's head. If you look back at my mourning dove post there's a better picture. Now I'm wondering if I was wrong all along. And I hesitate to say exactly what it is because as you know I'm not an expert birder. But....... I know some people who are.......... Diane


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hi Diane,
I am pretty sure that this is an Eurasian Collared Dove.It shows up much better in the earlier post.Way to go.Who says you are not an expert birder?We all start somewhere.Hope your weekend is going well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well--I love my backyard birds but I only know Mourning Doves (which we have). I have no idea about yours. I hope somebody can help you...


The French Bear said...

Diane, whatever kind of dove it is, it is just beautiful, I can't imagine having a dove outside my window!!!! It is really pretty, I am sure they must sound nice too.
What a gorgeous colour, so lovely!!!
Margaret B

Jayne said...

Definitely a Eurasian Collard! How fun Diane! I've had just one visit my yard.

Denise said...

No idea what they are but we have 4 in our yard.... They are beautiful to watch and so graceful!

AND can you wear wool sweaters?