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Winter Light

By Lynniesefforts  
Another few from last winter, it is amazing what you find lurking in your computer !!! I love the winter light.
This is the Spotted Dove, such a sweetheart and so pretty. She is sitting in my leaf bare apple tree.
V4 is the Red Wattle bird.

Spotted Dove, taken from Birds in Backyards.
Spotted Doves are mostly light brown above, with darker centres to the feathers of the back and wings. The head is grey, and the neck and underparts are grey-brown, tinged with pink. In flight the white-tipped tail is clearly seen. The distinguishing feature is the large black collar on the base of the hind-neck, which has many white spots. Sexes are similar in plumage. Young Spotted Doves are similar to adults, but have a mostly dark grey collar instead of black and white..
Where does it live?
The Spotted Dove is native to eastern Asia. It was introduced into Australia in the mid-1800s and early 1900s and quickly became established. It is now a common sight throughout eastern Australia, and around the major towns and cities in southern and south-western Australia.

The Spotted Dove is common around human habitation and can easily be seen in parks, gardens and agricultural areas.

Seasonal movements:
Some birds stay in the same area all year round, while others move around local areas.

Thank you so much for all comments and clicks on my last upload the Paddling Pee Wee, I was surprised by the wonderful response!! I was even more surprised to received highly valued UAs from Bzox ( Zoran), Mollycat (Peter) and BIGRY1 ( Ryan)
Thank you so so much, these awards are truly treasured!!!!!

Tags: Australia Wildlife and nature Spotted dove Red wattle bird

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 6:13AM
A beautiful capture given the shooting conditions Lynette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
28 Feb 2014 6:20AM
I love winter light, Lynette. It's so special. I allowed you caught excellent images of this beautiful dove. V2 is my favourite, and thank you for the info.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
28 Feb 2014 6:22AM
A great set Lynette, and interesting information....lovely light, well captured
28 Feb 2014 6:26AM
Great pics of these birds.
I envy you the variety.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 6:59AM
Fab light here - super sharp image - lovely bird. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 94 14 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 7:39AM
Great set of images LynetteSmile

Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 8:34AM
Excellent pictures in their natural settings. Well done Lvnette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Feb 2014 12:58PM
A natural looking set Lynnie,
among the branches here !!
28 Feb 2014 7:06PM
Tomorrow the 1st March is javascript:;the meteorological first day of Spring over here in Pom land.............the plants are starting to show life............the lambs are starting to fill up the pasture land it is lovely to see new life..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 9:53PM
Lovely set Lynette, very nicely taken.
28 Feb 2014 10:08PM
Lovely set Lynnie. Love V4. Cathy

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