Pic for today: the humble Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove: Kennebunk Maine USA — We have only had doves in the yard since I started to put out mixed seed last year when I put up my backyard photo blind. Now we have them every day, and sometimes in good numbers. This one was foraging for seed under the feeders on our deck. Again, it took a while for the doves to get bold enough to come up on the deck. They were mostly on the ground, first under the blind feeders, and then under the feeders on the deck, but now they are quite at home coming right up to the sliding glass doors of the deck. The subtle iridescence of the doves feathers always catches my eye. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. ISO 1000 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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