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The Laughing dove (Afrikaans: Rooiborsduif) is extremely common in South Africa and this particular specimen was visiting the chipped porcelain cup, now a bird feeder, in my garden in Gauteng, South Africa. It rained last night and everything looks fresh and beautiful outside. More info
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Photography: Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot SX40HS
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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture & what a great feeder!

  • Thanks for the fine comment and fav Marsha….the birds really enjoy this!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    It is a great capture Elizabeth, and I, just like Marsha, am impressed with the unique teacup feeder.

  • Thanks very much Jim! I saw a picture of a similar feeder and my son made this one for me and the birds to enjoy!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Tony!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    I, too, am enchanted by the beautiful dove and the clever feeder! What a great image, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks so much Dottie, I so appreciate the fav and warm words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • v-something
    v-somethingalmost 2 years ago

    I adore this shot – beautiful capture :)

  • Many thanks, I really appreciate your kind comment and the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    And the birds certainly are enjoying this unique ‘tea garden’ Elizabeth! Beautiful!

  • Yip!! I love how they love it! Thanks Maree….for the fav too! Much appreciated.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous Image

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  • Many thanks for the feature Laura!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonalmost 2 years ago

    He/she got better cup than mine.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 2 years ago

    These doves are exquisite Elizabeth!! The colors are simply gorgeous!! And the bird feeder is pretty cute too!! Wonderful capture!!

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    I adore the bird feeder how did you make it.

    Lovely capture : )

  • Thanks for accepting Karen. My son made it for me! Thanks for the compliment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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