March 7, 2013

Freshening Up

Mourning doves appear to be to Phoenix what pigeons are to Paris.  They are everywhere!  I love their soulful sounds and appreciate that they are generally less skittish than many other birds allowing me both more time and a closer proximity to take photos.  I caught this guy “mid fluff” as he freshened up on a wall by the golf course on a walk in my sister’s neighborhood last weekend.

Mourning Dove_edited-1

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  1. Are you still in Phoenix?

    • No, but the photos will continue for a while because 1) I took so many of them 2) I’m so far behind with everything else after so much travel I’m not taking a lot of other photos, and 3) I am just so sick of the snow and cold here!

  2. HAHAHA I love the mid-fluff shot!


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While everyone can benefit from travel, not everyone is in a position to travel the world for a living. is a blog for people with wanderlust AND a real life.


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