When I was younger, I laughed at my grandma, in-laws and later even my hubby, who is four years older (and dang it – I hate to admit – wiser!), when they would get so excited watching, feeding, and identifying birds.
And then guess what happened?
Yep – you guessed it! I became fascinated with watching, feeding, and identifying birds…. (and add PHOTOGRAPHING to that too!)
A true sign of “maturity.” (the positive way of wording the reality of getting OLD!)
And now our kids laugh at us… Hmmfff! Some day their kids will laugh at them.
This pair of Mourning Doves, which I’ve come to learn are also referred to as Turtle Doves, made me think of the beloved Christmas Song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” (hence my clever and witty post title – – tell me you got it and are singing along too?!??!!!)
They make a beautiful cooing noise and are so sweet. This is one of the larger birds that come to the feeder on our deck, and they are like the gentle giants. I think this pair is husband and wife. 🙂 I am fascinated with how the birds really pair up. The cardinal male and female are almost constantly together.
If three french hens come to the feeders, I’ll be sure to share.
Cheers & Hugs,