Friday, February 18, 2011

The Robins are back, they are in flocks running all over the yard.
We had a new visitor at the feeder this morning.

We started seeing these doves when we lived in Texas in the 1980's.

They are called the ring neck or Eurasian Dove.

The collared doves are native to Africa and Asia: pale, grayish fawn w/blue gray on the wing edge with red feet. They are larger then our native dove in the U.S.A.Spring must be near.


Anonymous said...

We are enjoying the bird activity too this week. Have a good weekend Patsy.

Gigi Ann said...

We have Mourning Doves at our feeders, I haven't seen the Robins yet.

Rae said...

Yippee. Good news about the Robins. Spring can't be too far behind.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

We had early Robins here too. I think it was because there was more snow in the states south of us and they were getting hungry. The dove is so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donnie said...

One day closer to spring now.

Lynda said...

I do believe spring is near but I also think we will get one more really cold snap - - don't you?

Sue said...

Good Morning Patsy, I have been seeing a lot of our birds coming back, and love to be outside and hear our native dove call its mate. Yes. Spring is near.
Enjoy your weekend,

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I haven't seen any Robins yet, but soon I hope.

Love the signs of spring.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh you have must be spring at your house:)