I have a real soft spot for doves. I find them utterly charming...so gentle and sweet; they are the only birds that park themselves in the dirt or gravel for a little rest. As we know, usually there is a pair of doves, but this one seems to be solitary. He/she was having a marvelous bath, lying right on top of the fountain bubbler for a birdie massage.
And then, this:
I have NEVER seen a bird do this before! He/she did it more than once, just stretching its wings up like this. So glad to have witnessed it.
Wildly in love with my husband B., guardian of Miss Tallulah Mae (the wonder dog), adorer of all canines, editor of books, dilettantish crafter, vintage shopper, lover of libraries, neophyte cellist, and foziewisp.