Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bob the Mourning Dove

Bob the Mourning Dove considers his options.

"Should I poop first in the birdbath or should I drink first?"

23 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I vote,he drinks first and let the other birds deal with the rest.

Rambling Woods said...

LOL...it is so true isn't it? It has been cold, I've had doves in my trees hanging around waiting for the feeders...There is something sweet about them...

Lynne said...

Decisions, decisions...

I love Mourning Doves. They seem gentle to me.

Leedra said...

Hopefully he is smart enough to drink first. But sometimes have to wonder about the birds, bees, animals, etc.

Daisy said...

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Bird Girl said...

Ohhhhhhhhh....please drink first! hahaha

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well who knows????? ha..... I know that I clean alot of poop off of the sides of my birdbath.. Luckily, most of it doesn't go in the water!!!! (Thank Goodness! ha)

Gardener's Garden said...

My Doves aren't too bright and build flat sloppy nests on the outward limbs of my pine trees which is an open invitation to the hawks so maybe Bob will poop first....lol!

Jayne said...

LOL Shelley... that's about right!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Good laugh, that remark surprised me.

HANNIBAL said...

If he poops now, he can drink the water. If he turns around and poops, I suggest finding the next watering hole, cuz this one is now a toilet. Dumb birds, but adorable!

troutbirder said...

They don't refer to "bird brain" for nothing. Actually I love my dove family which has remained in my pine trees for over two years.

Eve said...

BOB figure it out!!!!!!!!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Mourning doves are beautiful. I love their cooing and how they sit on wires watching everything.

Great photo and post, Shell!!!

Hugs, JJ

Sandy said...

hahahha, love ruth's comment!!!

I agree.

Sandy said...

actually they are all funny!!

Shellmo said...

I agree w/ Sandy - I thought my post was kind of funny - but all of your comments are way funnier!!

P.S. I have to clean my birdbath at least a couple times a day due to those doves dipping their tail in the water and using it as a toilet. with that said - i still like them....kind of.

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Roses and Lilacs said...

Shelley, you have a great blog. I've enjoyed seeing all your birds--and your cat. Excellent photos by the way.

I haven't seen my birds since Sunday. Dark when I leave, dark when I get home. Birding has to be a weekend thing. I do manage to stumble around in the dark and fill the feeders every evening;)
Marnie

Tina said...

ohhh not a decision I would want to make... poor bird!...from what I know of doves, if he had to really make that decision he will be there for a long time..and then nature will take its course make it for him! lol
..funny post!

jalynn01 said...

When my father in law had a stroke and sat and watched out the window..he would call me and say now watch this bird or that one...as they sat on his birdbath, took a bath, a drink and then pooped before they left! Funny you should say that but it is sooooo true! That's what they do.. Thanks

MuseSwings said...

To poop or not to poop. That is the question. Et tu Poopay?

The Birdlady said...

LOL!!!