Monday, June 16, 2014

The Majesty of Doves

Ring-necked turtle doves are supposed to be rare for this area.

This cold winter I had a couple of them under my feeder,
and t
hey appear to have stuck around.

Their cooing can be heard nearly all day,
so I think they are multiplying...

...although the female didn't act too impressed with the male's antics today!

I watched for about 10 minutes as he put on quite a show,
fluffing out his wings and making himself look like a Thanksgiving Turkey!

When he finally got her attention...

he rose up and flew away.

I felt so privileged to get these shots!

What a majestic and simply beautiful bird!

Not long after he flew, the female also took flight.

Did you know that in the Bible the Holy Spirit of God is likened to a dove?

 Luke 3:22  says:
"And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him,
 and a voice came from heaven which said,
 “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

Bishop T.D. Jakes is doing some great teaching on the Holy Spirit this week on TV.
If you can't find him on your channel selection,
his series will soon be available on-line at this LINK,
probably when the June 2014 broadcasts are added to it.

Quite some time ago I did a post on Rock4Today entitled The Beloved.,
which is the name mentioned for Jesus in the verse above.
Click on the highlighted letters to take you to it.

Thanks for your visit!
To see any of the above pictures in greater detail, simply click on the photo!
For wonderful birding photos,
visit Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday! 


Gattina said...

I don't know if there is a difference between a dove or a pigeon, but that's what we have here and quite a lot, together with magpies !

Gattina said...

I don't know if there is a difference between a dove or a pigeon, but that's what we have here and quite a lot, together with magpies !

Leovi said...

Yes, it's really nice to get these great shots, beautiful birds, beautiful photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! You got amazing in flight shots.

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful shots.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Great shots and loved reading about them!

Karen said...

Beautiful in-flight captures!

janiceadcock said...

Very nice series.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Very pretty doves!

Margaret Adamson said...

You have captured wonderful shots of these Doves.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty doves and great captures.

Cristina Pop said...

Beautiful doves! And great pics!

Felicia said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos and the beautiful scripture.

chris thompson said...

Beautiful post and beautiful photos!
God bless,

Frank said...

Interesting to see that the [Eurasian] Collared Dove is now colonizing parts of the USA.

Marie said...

I am so impressed with your flight photos! I can't catch a bird in flight for anything (though I did get one taking off the other day!) Great set of shots. And thanks for the Bible reference. Have a great day!

Stewart M said...

If I was a bird in the US the last thing I would do is pretend to be a Thanks Giving Turkey - too risky!

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jenny said...

I love hearing the mournful cry of doves. They are beautiful.

Alas, the starlings are really huge and aggressive around here and don't seem to like competition for bugs.

This was definitely an interesting and delightful post for the letter D.

Thank you for sharing it.