Thursday, August 24, 2017

Surprise Visitor

Do you enjoy friends and family stopping by your home unannounced?  

No phone call or message.

They just want to see you and say "Hello".

This lovely Turtle Dove did just that to our chickens.  We are not sure just how or where there is an opening into the pen.  He/She (?) needed a little help from Handsome Husband to get back outside again.

He thoughtfully asked this blogger if I would like photos.  ;-)  Yes, of course I grabbed the camera.  ;-)  At first the dove was very still, but then flew into our large old oak tree.

All that was left was one soft feather floating to the ground.

If you would enjoy more photos of birds, look for Garden Guest posts on my Garden Page or click one of these.


  1. Friends of the feathered type, yes. Because we live in a boat access only location our visitors are few and far between, but that's okay with us. - Margy

  2. How beautiful! I'm surprised he was able to hold it at all -- very thoughtful of him to ask if you wanted pics!

  3. So beautiful, Marci. And great photos!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. I love a story in pictures.
    :) gwingal

  5. Hello, what a sweet visitor. Lovely series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. Amazing! A once-in-a-lifetime experience
    Have a great week-end!

  7. Beautiful photos of the mourning dove ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  8. How lovely to hold him! Beautiful shots.

  9. Oh how beautiful and how lucky you were to get so close to this delightful bird. Thank your for sharing these wonderful pictures on #AnimalTales. The Oct linky will open later today and hope you can link up again.


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