My feeders have been active,I think, because the leaves are out now, and the birds are more secure with the shelter of the leaves. I've recently posted a lot of very colourful birds, but as I've remarked several times the variations of browns and beiges in nature is fantastic. So today I decided to post some of those variations that have appeared at the feeders.
I really like visits from the mourning doves with their bobbing and cooing. But their colour scheme is also incredible, with its variations of beiges and browns.
The side view below shows the deep browns on the wings.
The White-throated Sparrows are also basically brown and beige, but nature this time has added a vivid yellow highlighted with black and white.
Head on, the tree photo below shows how vivid the colour scheme is.
Again these guys are showing their full colours.
Some how this guy crept in. There is certainly nothing subtle about his colour scheme.
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Love all of these feeder birds. They are each beautiful in their own right. Gorgeous photos, Gary. :)ReplyDelete
Brown is an excellent colour for camouflage. It increases an animal's chances of survival.ReplyDelete
i find mourning doves to be so stunning too. so subtle yet remarkable. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots of the birds. Love the variety.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, the Mourning Doves are pretty birds.ReplyDelete
Excellent photos. Thank you for visiting me :)ReplyDelete
Lovely. Lots of action at the feeder and the waterworks here ... getting down right HOT! Happy Critter Day!ReplyDelete
I love the Goldfinch one!ReplyDelete
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Great shots! It's as if they were just sitting there posing for you!ReplyDelete
Delightful, Gary! I always enjoy your photos. This time I'm particularly interested because we have a pair of mourning doves here. Last year I saw them on the wires with their youngster, so I feel quite protective and almost possessive of them. LOLReplyDelete
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Let's hear it for the plain janes and the flashy dude also :).ReplyDelete
Good pics Gary. Those Mourning Doves are so much like our Collared Dove, I'll bet you don't get those yet, but you will. I always enjoyed the song of the White-throated Sparrow, monotonous but cheeky with it.ReplyDelete
Some beautiful visitors to your feeders Gary.ReplyDelete
How pretty. I just love the doves. I love hearing them early in the morning when we wake up with windows open in the Spring.ReplyDelete
NIce Job! I like how you got down on their level!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shot capturing the beauty of these birds.ReplyDelete
The Mourning Dove is terrific, thanks Gary.ReplyDelete