Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A gathering of whitewings

This morning I went out and found a small conclave of whitewing doves at the birdbath by the sundial. Whitewing doves are now one of our common birds in Austin, thanks perhaps to global warming, and are not shy like mourning doves and inca doves. They are nice looking birds, with a sleekness that reminds me of cedar waxwings, but, like all pigeons, they are a little dim. I had forgotten to fill the birdbath, but it seems to make little difference to them.

The gathering

A closer view

Dove in a tree

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