Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Timid Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove  Streptopelia turtur











This shy and watchful dove has given me the slip several times.It comes here every summer, but winters in tropical Africa.Too distant to get very clear shots, so these are the best I could do. This post is included in the WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY initiative by Stewart M and the blog Paying Ready Attention - Photo Gallery

30 comments:

Carole M. said...

nice to get some photos of a shy bird; I love the dove family, they never seem to show any malice...Carole

Adam said...

great dove

Bob Bushell said...

You're right there, timid and shy. Beautiful images.

TexWisGirl said...

what a pretty thing! laughed at the 'duck behind' move.

Gail Dixon said...

I have never seen a photo of the turtle dove. Such a striking bird!

chusa said...

Very beautiful images. Preciosa tòrtola en el àrbol.
Feliz verano, amiga!
Kisses!

Susan Jane said...

very pretty bird, I hope you were singing 'On wngs of a Dove ' while shooting the film. love Sue

Frank said...

You are so lucky to see this beauty. Turtle dove is now a rarity in my County .. just one sighting this year but not by me!

Michelle said...

It really was trying to hide!

Geo. said...

Beautiful bird. Do they make nests as clumsy as our California doves do?

Margaret Adamson said...

They are such a peaceful lovely looking bird.

orchid Miyako said...

Hi! Your turtle dove is quite different from the typical one I can see here (haha, appeared many times in my blog) and the second picture gave me a smile with its hiding pose♡♡♡ Thanks to blogging, I now can enjoy seeing or knowing rare or never would have known animals☆☆☆ Wonderful that they migrate to your country during warmer season.

ps. I was so surprised that the owner of the flower shop keeps the little window open for the parents of baby swallows(*^_^*) And so sorry for my bit late commenting, my dear new friend in Portugal♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Susan said...

Thank you for visiting my nature blog and becoming my first follower! Your photos and blog are absolutely "breathtaking"- I look forward to seeing more. ~ Susan

JRandSue said...

Superb captures,not seen one this year.
John.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very pretty bird.

Chris Rohrer said...

I've only heard about these birds in song and writings! They do exist! So cool:) Now what does a Partridge look like?:) So many amazing birds!

Andrew Fulton said...

Beautiful birds... lovely images.

Maria said...

Beautiful as usual. Welcome back

Neil said...

Beautiful photos of the dove.

eileeninmd said...

Your Turtle Dove is pretty. Lovely shots.

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

Great series of photos! Cheers!

Sonia Aguiar said...

I love doves. This is especially beautiful for its colorful.
A warm hug :)

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Como sempre aqui, maravilhosas
fotografias. Venho agradecer com
muito atraso suas visitas e comen-
tários, mas por motivos pessoais
estou muito ausente da Net.
A partir de meados de Agosto,
espero/desejo voltar à normalidade.
Bj.
Irene Alves

Mike Attwood said...

I heard one last year but I have never seen one in my 77 years. Well done.

karmnik54 said...

Jeszcze nie mam fotki tego ptaszaka:)

Stuart Price said...

Nice bird to photograph, very similar to our Oriental version..........

Trollstubben foto said...

Nice.
K

Juan García said...

You're lucky, because here in Spain there are fewer, among hunters, pesticides and other factors, the population of doves much diminished. Going from common to rare ...
Good catch and decked your blog;))
A hug (my new blog - http://www.baeticus.blogspot.com.es/)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwww, sweet, sweet photography!!! I love every ONE of these images.

Julie G. said...

How lucky you were to catch sight of these beautiful doves! It's always fun to view photographs of birds I have never seen before. Love the pretty color pattern on the neck and red eyes. Beautiful images!

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