Okay Here It Is

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It was belly up, its tail on the left a wing at the bottom and its head is under the wing. When I first saw it I thought it was a dead bird that had somehow been beheaded…it was very much alive though.

dovepreening

This was the next photo I got…preening itself.

dovecouple

Then it was back with its mate exploring and searching for food. Beautiful Mourning Doves. I had never seen them sun like that before. I have seen them take dust baths and that is interesting too.

 

24 thoughts on “Okay Here It Is

  1. teelee2013 07/22/2017 / 3:31 pm

    Wow…it does look dead in that first picture! Who knew they did that?!!

  2. Nylabluesmum 07/18/2017 / 10:46 am

    WOW I thought that was one deceased dove….
    I guess your Doves are VERY relaxed there! Hehehehe…. πŸ™‚
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen & **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

  3. Sherri-Ellen T-D. 07/18/2017 / 10:45 am

    It looked like a dead dove to me also Maggie!! Good grief! That is one relaxed dove πŸ˜‰
    So happy the Doves are well….
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen & **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  4. Arkansas Patti 07/17/2017 / 3:12 pm

    You sure fooled me. That was a mystery. Thanks for showing the right side up version.

  5. Brian 07/17/2017 / 12:37 pm

    I wouldn’t have guessed it was a dove!

  6. manxmnews2014 07/17/2017 / 8:26 am

    Those morning doves are such lovely birds.

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:43 am

      Yes, they are and so much fun to watch.

  7. Sandra 07/17/2017 / 7:26 am

    wow, what a surprise. I love doves

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:44 am

      It was a surprise to me too when it unfolded itself and I saw what it was. I love them too.

  8. Tamago 07/17/2017 / 6:25 am

    Haha, like other comment, I still can’t match what it is to the image, either πŸ™‚ So what it looks like beak is actually a tail? Amazing how the dove managed to get in such position πŸ™‚ It was fun guessing what it was…and fun surprise to find out the answer!

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:45 am

      Yes, that is actually its tail. I was in awe at how contorted it was. I am glad you had fun with it. I did too, loved seeing all the guesses.

  9. Julia 07/17/2017 / 2:37 am

    What a transformation. We have lots of Mourning doves around my house but I’ve never saw anything like this. So awesome that you captured this amazing on camera.Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have a great week Mags,
    Hugs, Julia

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:46 am

      I had never seen anything like it before either. I am glad I was able to get the photo. You are welcome and you have a great week also. Hugs

  10. marystreasurechest 07/17/2017 / 12:35 am

    An interesting blog. I can see how you were deceived as to it not being alive, but to witness the transformation.and back to finding its Mate – Amazing. Must have been sunbathing x x

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:47 am

      Thank you. There were a lot of doves out there but that was the only one sunbathing and all contorted like that. I was in awe when I saw it unfold itself and get up.

  11. meowmeowmans 07/16/2017 / 10:23 pm

    Wow. I’ve never seen a mourning dove do that before! SO glad it was okay, and just having a nice sunbath. πŸ™‚

    Hugs to you, Pooh and Chancy, Mags!

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:48 am

      I never had either I too was glad it was okay. Hugs back to you all.

  12. dogdaz 07/16/2017 / 9:23 pm

    I would have never guessed. And we have dozens at the zoo but I have never seen them do that. That was fun. Do another. πŸ™‚

    • Mags 07/17/2017 / 9:49 am

      Lots of them here too but that was a first for me and I am glad I was able to get a photo. I am glad you had fun. I really had fun reading all the guesses.

  13. chardixon47 07/16/2017 / 7:42 pm

    So happy you have identified and given the backstory, Sis. What a great thing to witness and capture. πŸ™‚

    • Mags 07/16/2017 / 7:54 pm

      I was sad when I thought it was a dead bird but when I saw the dove get up I was in awe. I will never forget it. ❀

  14. Mary McNeil 07/16/2017 / 7:25 pm

    Even after you show and explain, I can’t match what it IS to the first image !

    • Mags 07/16/2017 / 7:35 pm

      I couldn’t believe it was a dove either. I was pretty sure it was a bird though when I saw the wing. I was really surprised when the bird got up and I saw it was a dove. I watched the bird from the time it got up until it went back to its mate. Try to picture the dove in front in the last photo with its belly up in bright sunshine with some shadows.

Thank you for stopping by and if you took the time to let me know you were here it is greatly appreciated. Hugs

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