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In 1712 Joseph Addison said: “I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.”
I so agree with him! I value my garden more for being full of doves! (Gauteng, South Africa)
Each kind of bird has a uniquely-shaped beak, wings, and even feather shape so that everything about it is perfect for the lifestyle it lives. The various wing shapes allow them to dart after a bug, soar miles above a field, or fly for months over the ocean. Just as God cares enough to give each bird exactly what it needs, so you have been given the exact talents and personality to live the life God has given you.
This is a Columba guinea (Speckled pigeon, Rock pigeon), one of the many birds in my garden.
Canon PowerShot SX40HS
FEATURED in Fauna, Flora, Landscapes and Architecture in Southern Africa
10 July 2012.
FEATURED in The Birds
10 July 2012.
FEATURED in Animals of Africa, Best of the Best
13 July 2012.
FEATURED in I love Birds
15 July 2012.
FEATURED in Nature and Man
17 July 2012.
FEATURED in Serenity
8 August 2012.

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speckled pigeon, garden, feathers, bird, elizabeth kendall

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    What a beauty he is Elizabeth! That bird bath of yours must be the most loved and known spa in town!

  • Smile! I think so too….thanks Maree, I only saw the open beak when I downloaded the photo. Thanks for the fav too, much appreciated.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 2 years ago

    A most beautiful bird and capture, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks very much Dottie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    They are such beautiful birds and a wonderful friend to have in your garden, beautiful capture Elizabeth

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    beautiful!

  • Thanking you Margaret!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in ‘Fauna & Flora’ Elizabeth!

  • Viele dank Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected for featuring in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thanks so much for the feature Wayne!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your latest Feature Elizabeth, well-deserved!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Pleasure, thanks for accepting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for this feature Margaret!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschabout 2 years ago

    Great tming here Elizabeth. I know how flighty these birds are. Congratulations!

  • Many thanks for the wonderful feature Joy!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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