Category Archives: Pigeons and doves

Mourning doves in the rain

A mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) rests on a branch in my yard this week during a grey drizzle. © BCP 2011 A couple of days ago, when it was so very terribly dreary — drizzly rain interspersed with freezing rain, broken up by pelting rain, then more Vancouver sunshine — I chanced to look out […]

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Wintry birds, dreaming of a mate

My quote of the day today is actually a verse by English romantic poet Christina Rossetti, who lived from 1830 to 1894. The poem begins “I wonder if the sap is stirring yet, If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate.” I don’t know about the sap….Hang on a tick. I DO know about the […]

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