AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Curious Dove

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Dove on my roof in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
I loved its wide eyed inquisitive look and the clearly marked patterns on its feathers.
World Bird Wednesday #4

Peering down on me
Curious beautiful dove
Peaceful character

World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman


Naquillity said...

definitely seems very alert. nice capture. hope all is well.

Gary said...

Very crisp and good detail in an interesting bird. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

Trevor Woodford said...

Nice image - good focus showing plenty of detail.

theconstantwalker said...

A lovely capture.

Springman said...

That is the craziest little shawl your Dove has! It reminds me of the Fox stole my Grandmother used to wear! Wonderful shot.

mick said...

Great photo of the dove. They are a nice looking bird but they are taking over from the native species up here in SE Qld.

holdingmoments said...

Excellent portrait. :)

EmptyNester said...

I love Doves. We have a lot of mourning doves here but I have yet to get a good shot of one. Your picture is very nice!

Larry said...

Nice shot of the Spotted Dove Gemma! I'm sorry to hear that the spread of this introduced (non-native) species is threatening the native doves.

Pat Ulrich said...

a beautiful dove -- I really like that pattern on the back of its neck!

Arija said...

They are great at fence sitting, a bit like politicians.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot. Looks like a European Turtle dove

Anonymous said...

Nice - these dots are amazing.

Jean said...

What an interesting looking Dove. It makes the Mourning Doves here look quite plain and boring.



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