The Visitor

She landed a little bit awkwardly on the rail of the deck. She turned her head as I softly told her how pretty she was.

She turned several times to show me her beautiful brand new feathers. I quietly admired them.

When she began to look around rather anxiously, I knew she was ready to say goodbye.
“I know you can’t stay, so go ahead, stay safe and have a wonderful life,” I told her.

With a flurry of wings, she was on her way, eager to learn more about her world.

Linking to World Bird Wednesday


33 Comments on “The Visitor”

  1. Gail says:

    You really got some great poses. She must’ve sensed your appreciation of her beauty. 🙂

  2. Boom & Gary says:

    They are beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. These are gorgeous photos, Pat!

  4. She is
    g o r g e o u s.

  5. TexWisGirl says:

    so sweet. 🙂

    (to answer your question, the whistlers brood in the area – i’m hoping no ducklings at our place, though, as we’ve got snapping turtles in the pond again! they pluck them down like popcorn!)

  6. arvind says:

    🙂 Lovely eyes she has!

  7. Showing off her lovely feathers! Glad you were there to capture it!

  8. Mick says:

    Nice to have a beautiful bird like that visit for a while. Great to be able to take her photo too!

  9. Jane Koprucki says:


  10. They are so very sweet and you captured that beautifully Pat….

  11. Carletta says:

    A sweet post Pat!
    You made me smile.
    Wonderful shots!

  12. NatureStop says:

    What a beauty and captured so well.Thanks for sharing!Have a great day.


  13. Hanne Bente says:

    Beautiful pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente /

  14. petra says:

    very pretty indeed 🙂

  15. Sylvia says:

    So sweet, Pat, gorgeous photos !
    Great captures as always !
    Have a nice day,

  16. Eileen says:

    What a sweetie, lovely photos. They seem to be a little camera shy around me.

  17. tingsgrove says:

    I adore Doves, such gentle creatures. You got some very beautiful image shares. Thank you~

  18. geanina says:

    So sweet, gorgeous photos, Pat!

  19. jbcuvelier says:

    What an elegant creature. Good you had time with her, Pat, to record these shots.

  20. Yes, indeed, she is beautiful. They’re such skiddish birds and vary wary. Great capture

  21. andy1076 says:

    The detail is amazing, beautiful shots 🙂

  22. lisa says:

    She is just beautiful Pat.
    I don’t know what it is about these particular birds, but they are my very favorite, and unfortunately we don’t see many of them here.
    Your photographs of her are really wonderful.

  23. Pat says:

    Such a sweet story!

  24. Céline & Philippe says:

    Thank you for visiting us on “Les Fous du Cap”. We also love your photos.
    Céline & Philippe

  25. pam says:

    She is beautiful!!

  26. What a beautiful bird and your captured her brilliantly!!

  27. kateri says:

    She is so graceful and full of beauty. Love your photos!

  28. Nancy says:

    Love their speckled wings…

  29. Rohiensis says:

    heavens!! so adorable!! 🙂

  30. Robyn says:

    She is pretty! Awesome captures of your little visitor, Pat. Your squirl pictures always make me smile.

  31. Fergiemoto says:

    Such a sweet dialogue! I like how the birds seem to pose for you. Occasionally the birds around here cooperate, but it is dang hard to get a good bird photo. I really like your captures.

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