Thursday, December 30, 2010

One Noisy Couple of Zebra Doves

I did not follow the butterflies to fly over the roof top, but when I went to the front yard I saw another couple. A couple of zebra doves, this time.

The male was seen bobbing its head, with tail up, while making loud calls.

It danced around its mate and the later replied with a gentle waltz. It must be a kind of successful courtship, only that the next chapter was in missing pages.

Somehow I found by chance that there were no difference between me and a snake. We both peeped, silently.

26 comments:

Icy BC said...

That was cute, and beautiful..

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

This holiday season is full of love in the air. Maybe the snake partner was late for their date.

wenn said...

they r so cute..

George said...

You're going to have to be careful about finding couples in love and taking pictures. You could get into trouble! Your pictures are good, however.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Diane AZ said...

Your Zebra doves are very sweet. I like the curious, smart looking snake. Nice captures!

boldwood said...

Hi rainfield, creative & imaginative pictures & stories
While trying to poke your nose into their businesses , hope you are not bitten up in any way!..
RAther cute by ur description that you peep like that snake .. hahaha lucikly not like a tortoise!

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, great captures!
Wish you a very happy new year :)

Mei Teng said...

I didn't those birds are called zebra doves. I learned something new today. Happy New Year! :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Those are elegant birds, but I always like the snakes... a lot! ssssss

Tabib said...

Eeee!.. snake!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I've always enjoyed doves..the snake looks shifty!! I know I read someplace..be wise as a serpant and innocent as a dove (smile)..my best for a joyous New Year (I'm secretly pessimistic)..will be looking forward to more of your bright and sunny posts!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

I think that snake is not a poisonous one..

Wish you nd your family a very happy new year 2011!

silent moments said...

That snake looks angry but still graceful...
Greatings for the New year !

silent moments said...

That snake looks angry but still graceful...
Greatings for the New year !

rainfield61 said...

It is 10:41pm, 31/12/2010 now.

Happy New Year to all my friends.

CH said...

It is time to say Happy New Year 2011 to you, Rainfield.

Keep hiking and showing us with more beautiful photos.

Autumn Belle said...

Rainfield, thank you very much for your enjoyable blog posts. Happy New Year 2011!

Ratty said...

Doves seem to be some of the most gentle looking birds. You wanted pictures. I wonder what the snake wanted.

Happy New Year, Rainfield!

Ginnymo said...

Your "Zebra Doves" are cute and I like your little story and that snake is adorable!! Ha! Happy New Year Rain!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, the snake, not so much but love the cute little pair of doves. Happy New Year to you my friend :)

Ann said...

Happy New Year to you,

How far have you journeyed along you life journey?

Thanks for advice, I have moved on and don't feel sad about my lost little boy, though some times I often wonder what it would be like to have a 21 year old son.

My dream for this year is to be a published writer. Many people and myself pray for this.

Ann said...

You better stick to take feather people's courting. In Singapore, if you take the no feather types, you can go to jail.

VanillaSeven said...

Happy New Year Rainfield!

Gallicissa said...

I remember seeing the Zebra Doves during my visit there. I have no photographs of it though. Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, cool captures. The male zebra dove does look like he is dancing. They are pretty doves. And that snake just stopped and posed for you. Happy New Year to you and your family Rainfield!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

The old Icy commented on this post already, but new Icy wants to leave her mark too :)