Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bob the Mourning Dove follows Shelley

Bob? Is that you? Did you follow me to the log cabin?
dove two

Bob! I know that's you! Take your head out of the snow!
head in snow

Bob, now you have snow all over your beak!
snow on his beak

I missed you Shelley!
i missed you

Aren't I cute?
arent i cute

Awww Bob! I missed you too!

34 comments:

Lynne said...

I'd follow you too Shelley!
I love your Bob posts.
Am I the only one that thinks MODO's are beautiful?

wendy said...

Ha ha ha! Oh, this one made me laugh right out loud! So cute!

The Birdlady said...

I talk to birds all the time, but not usually the doves...but yesterday I found myself asking the dove on my rail - "Do you know Bob?"

Nick S said...

Lovely shots of the Mourning Dove Shell. Is that really Bob, or did he go on a diet ? :-)

dAwN said...

Oh cute little Bob!

Mildred said...

What a funny bird Bob is! He reminds me of the "milk" commercial with the milk mustache in the one photo with snow!

NCmountainwoman said...

I just love the diving in the snow picture. Great shots.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Wild wave to Shell and Bob!!!

What a DELIGHTFUL, BEAUTIFUL, ENGAGING post, Shell. I hope I see you on PBS one day. :D

I'm happy you enjoyed the snowy Tahquamenon Fall photo. Jeff and I loooooved the winter visit. :D

Hugs, JJ

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, That's not Bob.. That's Henry--Bob's 3rd cousin!!1 He was trying to tell you --but you just weren't listening... You gotta listen closer, Shelley!!!!! HA HA HA HA
Hugs,
Betsy

HANNIBAL said...

Beautiful colors captured in that first pic!

Mary said...

How cute! Bob looks to be a real sweetheart :-) I can see that I'll have to check on some past Bob posts.

Tina said...

Shelley, I think Bob might be a stalker!! You'd better gather those chickadees around you for some security!!

The Early Birder said...

I think I'm already following - Loved the storyline and Bob.

ramblingwoods.com said...

They are sweet aren't they..I had to see them as a pile of feathers...

jalynn01 said...

Ya know, you've made us 'Bob freaks'. I love his stories and I too talk to my Doves and ask "Do you know Bob?' lol Aren't we funny?

Shellmo said...

Lynne - I do think they're beautiful too! All 100 of them in my yard! LOL!

Wendy - Glad I could make you laugh today! Hope your arm is doing ok!

Birdlady - Okay - that comment made me laugh very hard!! What was their answer?

Nick - I think Bob has lost some weight. He has been working out you know.

Dawn - a dove after my own heart!

Mildred - good analogy!

NC- thank you! HE sure likes the snow!

Nature Nut - next on my list is a camcorder to document Bob's life. Watch out PBS! LOL!

Betsy - I hope I don't have an imposter in my midst! LOL!

Hannibal - thank you! His feathers were looking especially nice on this day!

Mary - he is a nice chap! Hasn't left my side in the past 3 years!

Tina - you're right! I might need to get him psychiatric help as well!

Early Birder - glad you liked the Bob post. Since I have plenty of mourning doves in my yard year round - my imagination runs wild!

Rambling Woods - it does make me sad when a hawk cherry picks one of them out of my group. Hopefully Bob is kept safe!

Jalynn - my neighbors and family all think I'm crazy. Only my hubby keeps a straight face when he hears me talking to them outside! lol!

Deborah Godin said...

Bob - lookin' goo-ood!

Knatolee said...

Shelley, I gave you an award on my blog:

http://knatolee.blogspot.com/2009/01/oooh-im-kreativ.html

Kallen305 said...

HA, I love the Bob stories. The picture of him with his head in the snow is so cute!!

Bird Girl said...

I don't blame Bob for following you - you're so nice to him! That first picture is just lovely, Shelley!

Leedra said...

Does Bob think you are his lifetime mate?

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Natural Moments said...

I think it is cute when the birds put their heads into the snow like that. Maybe Bob was bashful about following you across Michigan.

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos!!! All of them are great.

KathyB. said...

Shelly, again, the photography is beautiful and you captured 'Bob' very well. The subtle coloring and twinkle in his eyes....

Eve said...

I'm so glad he came to visit Shelley! Yes he is a hansome dude!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: You had better watch it, your husband is going to get jealous if Bob keeps following you around.
Your photos were really good of Bob.
The Birdlady was being funny.

Daisy said...

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Shelley, you get such amazing photos. I love the one with his head in the snow and then the next one with the snow beard-ha ha ha! So great! Thanks for the big laugh this morning. :D

Richard said...

I think he is hiding his head in the snow because he is ashamed you called him Bob. That's Bubba, Bob's cousin.

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like you and the birds have been having fun! Nice captures of the dove and the siskin!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I must ask...where did Bob decide to poop in the snow?? LOL!
I love your Bob posts??
Smiles,
Beth

Bird Girl said...

Shelly - just wanted to tell you that I felt really bad when I read your comment. You must have been thinking about your beloved loons when you read my post. It was a sad sight to see and hard for some - it would be like me seeing a bluebird taken and struggling. Sorry!

mon@rch said...

Mourning Doves are such interesting birds! :)

Jessica said...

He knows who offers the best food. He will follow you anywhere!

Gardener's Garden said...

Bob's a cutie and I love the shot with his head in the snow.