Mourning Dove Fledgling

A Mourning Dove Fledgling

A Mourning Dove Fledgling

A Close Look At A Mourning Dove Fledgling

My dog discovered this Mourning Dove Fledgling hiding in my yard yesterday. I saw an adult dove feeding it later in the day but I was not able to get a photo.

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  1. Lisa Salt July 20, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Beautiful pictures Steve :) Your dog must be very well behaved, mine would have tried to play with it!

  2. Steve Creek July 20, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks! She is learning! :)

  3. Julie G. July 20, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Oh, so very precious. Wonderful shots, Steve! Outstanding detail in those new feathers.

  4. Steve Creek July 20, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you Julie!

  5. Judi July 20, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Wonderful series of a little mourning dove, I’ve never seen one. Love the feathers around it’s face. I’m afraid our Siberian Husky would have not been so kind, nothing enters our yard without her permission.

  6. Judith July 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    If my cat discovered your dove, I would now have a little pile of those beautiful feathers. Tell us again what your camera is? Settings?

  7. Steve Creek July 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Judith, I used 2 different cameras on the above photos. The first 2 are with a Canon EOS-1D Mark III and the last photo was taken with a Canon s95 pocket camera. I was also using a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS lens on the first two.

  8. cindyzlogic July 21, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    Such beautiful shots showing the pretty color and details (especially the eyes) of this sweet little dove!!

  9. Steve Creek July 21, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Thanks Cindy!

  10. Barbara July 21, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Great series…. and I agree your dog is very well behaved. One of my labs would have picked the baby up and brought it to me, or tried to get it to fly so he could chase it… the other would have watched with glee waiting for the chase…

    These are lovely soft little birds, adult or baby – such great markings… wonderful shots Steve… such detail!

  11. Steve Creek July 21, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    My dog Rosie, does try and chase my rabbits and squirrels but I am trying to get her not to chase the rabbits. The squirrels she can chase from the bird feeders. I have had several baby birds in my yard and she just watches them which is a good thing.

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