Monday, March 14, 2016

The Turtle Dove

Mourning Doves
are also known as
Turtle Doves.
 
 
To the Native Americans,
the Mourning Dove
represents communication
with the spirit.
 
 
Gypsy folklore believe
that Doves are
messengers of love,
linking our hearts to the
spirit world.
 
 
Mourning Doves
represent
peace and safety.
 
 
Some Native Americans
believe that the
appearance of the dove was
a sign of rain.
 
 
Their call is a
CooOOoo-woo-o sound.
 
 
This little fellow
came to me while I was
enjoying nature
one morning, so I took
many pics of him.
 
 
Do you see the
Mourning Doves around
your neck of the woods?
 
 
~Sheri

22 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Great photo

Terra Hangen said...

Mourning doves are my favorite bird visitors to our feeding stations in our yard. Actually, they are residents, not visitors. I like their soft colors and their personality, they are not aggressive but aggressive birds don't scare them away.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear Sheri

He is a beauty! Yes, I have only seen one. I opened the front door and he was nestled in the warm earth under the roses... I had never seen one before then.. Sadly, none since... Thank you for sharing.
blessings,
Penny

20 North Ora said...

They are such sweet and gentle birds. We have lots of them and usually have at least 2-3 nests in our tree in the back yard. I love to listen to them coo.

Great pictures,
Judy

Patricia said...

We do have doves in Australia, not sure if the same species but similar. I enjoy them and their calls. Once we had them nesting outside our back door - always two eggs. We watched them raise their little family, which is most enchanting. Nice post Sheri. x

LoveT. said...

The Photos are heartbreaking cute, i love it :)

Have a wonderful Day Sheri, lovely Greetings <3

Nuria Travelera said...

Beautiful bird and lovely photos Sheri!
Have a lovely week
xxx
www.travelera.es

Darla said...

Wonderful photos. We do have Mourning Doves in our area. However, over the years we see fewer and fewer of them. I don't know why. It is nice to way up to their sounds in the morning though.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dearest,
What a joy it is for me to sit here this morning, sip my coffee and enjoy the beauty of this sweet bird.
Yes, we do have many, many Mourning Doves around us.
My husband and I were sitting on our back patio commenting on how many flocks there were. We have a very large ranch behind us and with all of the open fields, I think the doves are very happy!
Love,
Jemma

Debby Ray said...

Mourning doves are so beautiful and we have many of them in our yard most of the time. Their feathers just make them look like satin, they way they lay and they have such beautiful big eyes. Love to hear them coo and these big ol' birds even fly up and eat from our seed feeders...they barely fit on the edge but that doesn't stop them!

a writing place said...

Love, love, love their call. Soooooo sweet and relaxing....

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri,
Your photographs are intriguing and beautiful. On the morning of my sons service I was met by a mourning dove. I keep a small 4x4 painting of a mourning dove next to his ashes, since then I haven't seen another one. They are very strong and can fly up to 55 MPH, a fast and pretty bird.
xoxo,
Vera

Sweet Things said...

Beautiful photo's and I love to see (and hear) all birds, don't get that many on a beach though! xx

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

We do have mourning doves, Sheri. They are so sweet and gentle. I had a nesting pair in my cocoa planter one year with 4 little chicks. They made the biggest mess, but it was so interesting to watch them hatch and grow! Lovely post! ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You know, I only recall seeing these in California. I never see them here! But now that you have shared this, so much comes to memory. Their call in the morning outside my childhood window. The softness as I touched one that my older half sister had in a cage....so much to remember.

CraveCute said...

We see them now and then here in MN. Where I grew up in Nebraska, we had many. I love to hear their call. Unfortunately here in MN they still have a hunting season for them in the fall, which makes me sick...

Mercy F said...

He is so cute, I haven't seen this kind of dove. Nice pictures.

www.busyandfab.com

Lowcarb team member said...

I don't see them that often (which is a shame) I have always liked their call.

Some lovely photo's here Sheri.

I hope you enjoy the rest of this week.

All the best Jan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post Sherri. I have a pair of Doves that live in my yard and they are so pretty.
Of course my first love is my hummers and then the Doves.

Beautiful pictures.....
Have a great week.
Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Lovely post and thanks for sharing. We have some doves that coo and woo early in the morning down in the bush.
Hope you are having a lovely week
hugs
Carolyn

handmade by amalia said...

How interesting, Sheri. Our doves are of a slightly different species, I think, and don't look very spiritual.
Amalia
xo

Dewena said...

We do have mourning doves here and I love them so much! When dusk falls is usually when I hear their mournful call. There used to be one that I know communicated with me as it would stay on a low branch and just listen to me as I talked to her--I feel that she was a her!