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A Pair of Peaceful Park Doves


This pair of Morning Doves was happily browsing on the ground and then perching on a low wooden rail fence at the beautiful little Four Oaks Park on Morse Ave. in The Villages, Florida.  I spotted the serene doves on Sunday afternoon during a quick golf cart visit to the park and nearby Lake Sumter.  The park is only accessible by cart, on foot, or by bike via the multi-modal path.

The doves were cooing and seemed quite tame.  I think they also like those White Ibises and ducks, get lots of hand-outs from residents and visitors.  This little park is a gem that also has a small observation deck overlooking the Lake Sumter marshes. During the visit I also spotted a Little Blue Heron, a Palm Warbler, and an Osprey.  It was a nice quick visit!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!




These Mourning Doves were spotted in various places around the development here where I live on December 15, 2013 just before and at  sunset.  These beautiful doves are sometimes seen perched on electric lines or walking around on the ground.  They love eating seeds, berries, nuts and fruits.  I really enjoy hearing their pleasant cooing.

The group of Mourning Doves roosting in the small tree, was just on the fringe of a dedicated wildlife area out-of-bounds to the public at one side of this development.  I took those pictures from the roadway.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!



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