Monday, 12 December 2022

The Birds next door!

 It's raining today Sunday but it's only a little rain which I declare is finished now.   Whilst eating Sunday's lunch out the window I noticed 2 birds sitting on the next door's children's playhouse, so I ventured outside with the camera and from underneath the eaves of our house I took these few shots - actually it was 26 photos but I'm rather happy with what I captured seeing as I wasn't using my tripod!

Monday week we are off on over a months holiday down south of the Island for Christmas, New Year and beyond.  I trust there will be new photos of places, things and objects I will bring back with me to show you.

UPDATE ON DOVES
Those doves are Spotted Doves, 
Scientific Name: Streptopelia chinesis
The Spotted Dove is Native to Eastern Australia. Introduced into Australia mid 1800's to the early 1900's.




58 comments:

  1. Fluffy birds! I would say they are ready for winter, but you guys are in summer now, right?

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    1. Yes we are in summer, The reason they look extra fluffy is because of the small amount of rain, they got a bit wet.

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  2. Very good captures!
    Have a wonderful and happy Holidays!

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  3. Lovely birds ...its a rainy Sunday here too

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    1. Oh is it, and it's raining again today mostly this afternoon, a good steady rain which we need.

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  4. Nice captures of the pretty birds. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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  5. Hello Margaret. It was rainy in my city today. :)
    You photographed the birds very well. I like them so much. :)
    Happy Holidays. :)

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  6. Fantastic dove, so well photos. Is that a Peaceful dove?

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    1. Thanks Angie. They are Spotted Doves, have updated my page :)

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    1. Thank you Maria, and as you know birds are not always easy to capture.

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  9. They are great additions to the neighborhood! So good to have birds visiting around you. Good vibes

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    1. We have a few birds come and visit in our area, sometimes the red breasted robin comes haven't seen any this year.

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  10. Such sweet little birds! Wishing you safe and happy holiday travels!

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  11. Can you declare weather for other people? 22, sunny with a light breeze please. Thanks very much. The bird photos are sweet.

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    1. Thank Andrew. A good temperature is 22 to 23 degC, with a breeze that's not too cool.

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  12. Las fotos te quedaron preciosas. Espero que lo pases muy bien y tengas una bonita navidad.

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  13. Two birds are happy as the rain has finished. I think they came to the place to watch children playing joyfully.

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  14. Great captures of the birds. Happy holidays. Looking forward to photos of places you are visiting.

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  15. Beautiful pictures of these pigeons.
    Greetings Irma

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  16. I love it when the doves are back here--- and I'm always surprised by how their calls carry so far.

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    1. Yes their calls carry a long way, we can hear them at home here from some distance away, we are on a hill and they the doves are often making their call in the gully below.

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  17. Nice shots, I like it. Many Thanks.
    We got snow, and now the forest birds are coming to the bird feeder too. It is wonderful to watch them... I feed them diligently.
    Advent hug to you. Viola

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    1. That is lovely of you to feed the birds, we don't have to do that in our winter :) we of course can if we wish but the birds still have food in our winter.
      Snow, oh gosh :) and thanks.

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  18. Love the photos! Well done!
    Have a safe journey and be safe!
    hughugs
    Donna

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  19. I am sure they enjoyed their bath. Happy travels.

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    1. Thanks David, yes they seemed to enjoy the light rain and after.

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  20. Hello Margaret,
    Funny pictures.
    Very nice these visitors on the children's house next door.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Well the roof of the playhouse is stable where as the next door neighbours clothesline was twirling around.

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  21. Buscan un lugar seguro donde refugiarse, tienen todas sus plumas mojadas.
    Que tengas unas buenas vacaciones.
    Besos.

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    1. They indeed do, they are sweet there on top of the next door play house.

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  22. Beautiful captures of the birds. Margaret.

    Hugs and blessings 💐

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  23. Lovely photographs.
    Wishing you happy holidays.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Ciao Margharet un augurio per le prossime festività, un abbraccio a te e famiglia, Angelo.

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  25. Que bonitas fotografias, espero disfrutes mucho de ese viaje de un mes de duracion ,seguro haras fotografias muy bonitas, saludos.

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  26. Beautiful photos of the pigeons, they have always been taken as a symbol of peace, hopefully with them it will reach everyone.
    My best wishes for happiness on these dates for you and your loved ones.
    Best regards.

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  27. Grandes capturas.
    Buenas vacaciones Margaret. Te deseo unas buenas fiestas y un gran año 2023
    Feliz Navidad.
    Un abrazo.

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  28. Margaret, to You and to your loved ones, I wish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of health, joy and love.
    Greetings

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