… My True Love Sent to Me … 2 Turtle Doves …. Hey wait, we have some extras!
Recently, we’ve been experiencing some arctic temperatures at my rural Missouri home. It’s been keeping me quite busy, filling up the bird feeders multiple times a day. Lately, I’ve been seeing large numbers of doves feeding on the covered front porch, below the sunflower feeders. When not feeding, they tend to congregate in a locust tree that spreads over my circle driveway (I’ve been really wanting to cut down that tree and get rid of all the large locust thorns, but the birds love that tree too much for me to get out and cut it down!). The other morning, I looked out and saw this group of 8 doves (Mourning doves, I believe), all huddled in the tree:
Just a note: starting later today and running through Sunday evening, we are being forecast for a substantial amount of ice, falling as freezing rain and drizzle. If that happens, I’ll likely be without electricity for several days. So if I don’t show up for a while, it’s likely due to the weather forecasters being correct in their predictions!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark II body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 1/200 sec.