The birds have been flocking to our feeders this winter, and they are mighty welcome. For only the second time in three months, we had a gorgeous Northern Flicka here this morning. Unfortunately he was too skittish to allow me to close and get pictures.
I was luckier with this guy …
He and his partner have been around for the last few weeks. It looks like a dove when flying and walking, but its colouring was more like a pigeon. However, the colours and patterns didn’t fit seem to fit either with any certainty. Now, I have finally figured out it is a Eurasian Collared Dove.
They are more than welcome whoever they are!