Wild Bird Wednesday–Mourning Doves

It’s a snow day for Wild Bird Wednesday here in Virginia Beach! Life ground to a halt, except for those who had to shovel sidewalks and such. We got eight inches or so of the white stuff. With nothing much going on in the front yard, my attention was directed to the bird activity in the backyard.

Mourning Doves

It looks like a slow day for the Mourning Doves, literally chilling out on the fence. They know how to fluff those feathers for maximum insulation from the cold.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday–thanks, Stewart!

Counting Birds

I’ve counted birds a couple times this weekend, and plan to again Monday morning. Friday I counted over 60 birds in a 25-minute period, 15 different kinds. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more pictures. A friend said she’d like to see some of them, so I’m posting a few today. Please pardon the photo quality, my kitchen window needs a good cleaning, but not in this weather! Enjoy!

If you click to enlarge this picture (above the slideshow) you'll see one peanut already stuffed in. A smart bird knows that pesky squirrel will be along soon.

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