Thanks toRuth for identifying the Eurasian Collared Dove. We have had 3 or 4 of them in our neighborhood for some time. They really are beautiful, two of them sitting in a tree cuddled up next to each other. Yesterday when I was walking there were 12 - 15 of them! I don't know if they were some passing through or what was going on.
My love of the creatures isn't always shared by some of the other neighbors. One of my neighbors who I was talking with had nothing but disgust for them because they're "transplants" and they multiply so fast. (He doesn't like the rabbits, or the deer so I find him very hard to talk with)
I figure we all share this earth and we're the intruders.