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Thursday, August 14, 2008

A White Dove

Last week I noticed a white bird sitting on my hen house. As I walked over to it, I was surprised to see that it was a white dove and also not scared of me. It allowed me to walk up to it, but stayed an arms reach away. It acted weak. I placed a shallow pan of water and some feed on top of a holding pen by the hen house and it jumped right down and immediately started eating.
It is a little larger than the usual doves we have here as you can see. It is absolutely beautiful. I have the pen door open and fresh hay in the nest box, and I will be placing fresh food and water out for it regularly. Not sure if someone lost it or if it is just passing through. But I feel lucky to be able to see it each day!

13 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh..what a beauty she is...so glad you helped her...I would have done the same..LOVE birds..well, creatures of any kind..I can not stand to see an animal hurt.

Love your blog.

Take care,
Doreen

KathyB. said...

Thanks for well wishes for my trip. We're taking off in a little while !

Wonder if it is a white homing pigeon, or escapee from some one's flock ! Often, white doves are used as decorative additions to weddings and funerals, but the "white dove releases " during special events are released homing pigeons because doves don't "home ".

Either way, what a memorable event to have a white dove land at your place,isn't it beautiful ?. KathyB.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Do you think it's someone's pet? I know a man around here that raises doves and pigeons... it may be lost!! It is so pretty.. and BIG!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi, Kathleen - thanks for your well wishes for my baby girl!

That dove is so lovely. Hope she'll hang around your place. Wouldn't that be nice! Vickie

The Gingerbread House said...

The bird might have gotten hurt during it's travel with a group.A little bit of kindness goes a long way...you will get a blessing for putting out some feed...guaranteed
Ginny B.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Makes me think of that song ~on the wings of a snow white dove He sends His pure sweet love~obviously they knew the right address for a love dove in need of a safe haven!

J & J Acres said...

Wow, she is a beauty! I love bird watching.

Tipper said...

Very pretty bird. I love to hear doves cooing.

Daisy said...

What a beautiful bird! The winds blew her in the right direction to have her land where you could care for her. She's a lucky bird indeed.

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful dove. I only see the gray ones where we live.

Dani said...

She is such a lovely bird.and it looks like she made a friend with your mourning dove....

Joe said...

This bird is a White Homing Pigeon that is probably lost. White Doves can not survive in the wild because they are domesticated. I raise White Homers exclusively for White Dove Releases here in Central Texas. If the bird has a Band on its right leg you should be able to track the owner with the ID number if not, you have a new member to your loft if you keep feeding it. You should be able to handle the bird without frightening it.

Good Luck,
Joe

Joe said...

This bird is a White Homing Pigeon that is probably lost. White Doves can not survive in the wild because they are domesticated. I raise White Homers exclusively for White Dove Releases here in Central Texas. If the bird has a Band on its right leg you should be able to track the owner with the ID number if not, you have a new member to your loft if you keep feeding it. You should be able to handle the bird without frightening it.

Good Luck,
Joe