Monday 7 April 2008


These turtledoves are a pair that spend a lot of time in our garden, and like to sunbake on our deck. This afternoon I came out and found them in the kitchen, they've become so tame that they'd wandered in the french doors to have a look around. As silly as they are beautiful I eventually had to climb up on the bench and grab this one and take her outside.
Her partner waited patiently outside on the fence till she reappeared.
I like the way she chose a colour coordinated pot to wait on. They have the most exquisite colours of dove grey brown tinged with pink and a blue grey around the eyes.
Here is a sketch I made recently of this bird and another local dove. I'd love to make a print of them one day.

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