Thursday, June 21, 2012

Slip sliding away ...

Sometimes a reward is worth the risk!

Even to Dotti Dove who grows weary 
eating remnants from the ground that are tossed aside
by the greedy Downeys and Chickadees and Red-bellies.
She decides to take action!


If I carefully fly over there and balance myself, I believe I can reach that feeder.

 
 Made it!


 And look at all that seed!  Oh my goodness!


This is such a better way to eat.  No grass pieces.


 Whoops ...


 Don't panic, don't panic ...


 Just regain your balance girl ...


 I can do this, I can do this ...


Just gotta refocus ...


 Ohhhhhh noooooo, focus smocus, I'm slipping ....


Maybe this wasn't a good idea after all!
 

 Whew!  That was close!


Donald Dove plays it safe.  
He just waits for the House Lady
to bring him food. 

~ ~ ~

Stay cool my friends.
Temps will be reaching a 100 degrees in our neck of the woods!




63 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love your fun captures for the day and the captions to go with them! Delightful, Reena! Poor Dotti Dove is having a problem and, of course, Donald Dove just sits safely at home and watches!! How typical is that!! We're a LONG way from 100 degrees here in Seattle, but it is a lovely day! Enjoy and stay cool!

Sylvia

De la Renaissance said...

How fun to watch this off balance dance Dotti Dove was performing as she tried to feast from the feeder!

We are enjoying a very pleasant low humidity, sunny, 71 degrees with a bit of breeze...so welcome after having record breaking rains and massive flooding here the last few days!

gina said...

My goodness, she is beautiful! The colors on her wings are exquisite! Great captures, Reena!

Madi and Mom said...

Dotti Dove must have been a ballerina in another life..she is quite graceful and has her wings in the most purrfect position...However, I think, if read her lips correctly, she said to say..."I wish this house lady would make me a nice bridge from the shaft to the feeders. MOL
OH BOY we have the hots too but I think you all are worse than us."
We are at 96 right now and
H U M I D
Hugs
Madi and Mom

Brian Miller said...

lol...too funny...he's down there checking his watch saying come on honey...smiles.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Funny! Doves are so clumsy, you would think they would be more graceful.

Bob Bushell said...

Funny, funny, funny. Brilliant images and hilarious.

Roos said...

O, I like your pictures from the Turkse tortelduif. And your story is lovely!

Barb said...

Absolutely delightful! You are very good at adding commentary to your beautiful bird photos!

TexWisGirl said...

too dang cute! :)

Kathryn said...

I've never seen our doves try to eat from a feeder they are always strutted away on the floor. You've got a smart one there. Love the extended wing shots, beautiful.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful views with the wings spread out. Nice you have an awkward feeding platform for the larger birds.

Pat said...

What a delightful series!

Ivanhoe said...

Adorable! I'm glad she did not get hurt :)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

NatureFootstep said...

poor dove. But she really showed off her beautiful feathers due to that slippery slope. Thanks for sharing them. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

How cute!! You make it come to life.

Betty said...

That is just such a fun post! Love your story and the photos are just beautiful. Hope it cools down for you.

Mark said...

Always fun reading your entertaining stories with great photos.

S. Etole said...

What a terrific series of shots with her wings all spread out.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photos and captions to go along with them! Always enjoy my visit here!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

OMG Reena, I lol'd all the way through that. Too funny! The wing shot on "focus smocus" is beautiful.

Michaele said...

Too cute. The have sweet faces : )

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

If I had been that dove I would have fallen flat on my beak, I mean face!

What great pictures!! I hope you're doing well, and staying cool--It's hard to do that around here, that's for sure!! :-)

Rohrerbot said...

These guys make me smile. They can be a bit messy but they do try:) They especially like the bird bath outside and are the only ones who use it right now.

Country Girl said...

Oh my gosh - these are fabulous!! I love the running commentary too.

Beautiful photos of the doves.

islandwonder said...

I love these photos but I also LOVE your lens. Wow!

Ginny said...

What a wonderful capture! I love the one you got with her eyes closed, they are all blue.

GailO said...

Gorgeous pictures! Wonderful story! I see a children's picture book here!

Nadege, said...

Wow, such a lovely series.

Marcie said...

Your commentary made me laugh. And what fabulous captures of this sweet dove.

Birdman said...

You coming to Rockport... I'm heading to Philly. Strange world.

Sandra said...

she is beautiful and i love the wings up shots. i love to hear them cooing and calling in our back yard.

Amish Stories said...

Even the beak on the bird has a purple tint, love it! Have a great weekend folks. Richard

rainfield61 said...

I would never want to be that Donald Dove.

Poor poor House Lady.

Gillian Olson said...

Great series of pictures and very funny too! Thanks.

Suldog said...

Excellent photo-story! Thanks!

CherryPie said...

A very elegant recovery.

Linda R said...

Your post has me laughing.. Those photos are great.

Thanks~

Madge Bloom said...

Marvelous shots!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Fun series of beautiful photos!

beth said...

great shots...poor mourning dove.....

maybe you could apply some of that no-slip rug liner stuff so he has something to grip onto ???

Hilary said...

What a wonderful series of images with clever captions. Mourning doves are not the brightest of birds but they sure are pretty.

Kathy said...

Poor Dottie. She was trying so hard!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, reena, what fantastic bird photos! it takes a lot of patience and timing to get such good ones.

what fun captures, too!

wish you a great weeekend!

Nancy Claeys said...

I was hoping for one of your famous "backyard bird posts" today -- I wasn't disappointed. Yay! So much fun. You should put together a book. :)

eileeninmd said...

Cute series on the morning dove. Loved the captions. I hope you are having a happy weekend.

ladyfi said...

What delightful shots! Keep cool now.

Dianne said...

she looks a bit like me on snow
only much prettier

I LOVE the sequence and your captions
sweet and funny

Jennifer Richardson said...

you and your eyes
are amazing:)
thanks for the stories
you share
with your camera,
Jen

Laura said...

Such a funny series of photos! I imagine it was great fun watching the scene unfold.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely series with beautiful photos of the dove's wings spread wide.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! The detail on those action shots! VERY nice photos and I loved your running commentary...

Kat said...

Haha! Too cute!
Great catch!

Here via Hilary's. :)

Kerri said...

What a GREAT post!!! LOVE this!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Happy Fourth and Congrats on a POTW!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

came back to say congrats on your POTW!

Out on the prairie said...

Very unique photos, I like her eyes closing when eating.

Tabor said...

Such a great post! Congrats on your POTW. Just love it!

CiCi said...

That does seem like that was what she was saying during her attempt to reach the bird seed. Nice pictures.

Congrats on POTW.

ds said...

Priceless! Thanks for sharing, congratulations on your POTW--and Happy Fourth!

Linda Wildenstein said...

so cute and funny. I happen not to be fond of this bird but I may have to look at them differently because you made me laugh. Oma Linda

Barb said...

Reena, You've brought a smile to my face here in CO! Stay cool.

Michael Manning said...

Hi Reena: Here via my friend Hilary! What a great post.I thoroughly enjoyed it.