Saturday, August 22, 2009

A future peace symbol

Meet my new next door neighbor!
It is one of those special white pigeons with feathers all down their legs.
Click and enlarge the photo to see the funny stockings.

I can't find the name in English. In Hebrew, they are something like Timberim, if I heard correctly.

My human neighbor (who is shy and shall remain headless here) is very inventive at building things and he loves animals. He built a dovecot, put it on his roof, bought a few pairs of the fancy white doves, added some nesting boxes, and now the babies hatched!
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The adult birds are let out to fly every afternoon. A beautiful sight as they circle around in a group.

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22 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very interesting little critter. I don't know a soul here who has a dovecote. That is interesting also, that your neighbor built one.

Jedediah said...

Dove chicks are so ugly they're cute :) Love the huge beak.

Snap said...

How exciting! Wonderful little critter and how great to have them right next door!

Dimple said...

I agree with Jedediah about how it looks! My brother and I raised pigeons, which are similar, when I was growing up, but we didn't have any with feathers on their legs.

Martha in PA said...

Cute little bird, interesting post!
My CC - Oliver the Guinea Pig

Sara said...

Your human neighbor sounds a lot like my brother, who loves birds and raises them too. As well as plants and gardens. And very shy.

I do hope the neighborhood cats are not aware of these special birds.

i beati said...

interesting

Cloudia said...

My cat is permitted "morning parole" walking outside of our dock's gate every morning;
But I'm sure the circling doves are a much more beautiful sight.

Thanks for placing that image in my head where it can erace that ugly fledgeling LOL!

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

b13 said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing. Not often that I see an animal this early on in its life.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Life goes on.

Maria said...

What a cute little baby dove! I never saw any with feathers on their legs!
I'm sure the little peace symbol will be a beauty when it's grown up!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What fun to have fancy baby doves next door. So the adults are free to go out every afternoon? Fascinating!

Kay said...

It looks like a little ostrich to me. Cuuuute!

Robin said...

What a cutie :).

FA said...

It's interesting to me how one post can mean different things to different people. For me, I was led to remember that St. Teresa of Avila would call her monasteries dovecots for the Lord. So this post had a special meaning for me.

mohammad jawd said...

Hi Dina,its the first time i visite ur webloge,its fantastic.actually u r living in israel and i'd like to get some information about israeli people.would u plz tell me about daily life in your country?!

Dina said...

Shalom to all. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and impressions!

FA, what a fitting and touching image for a monastery! "Dovecots for the Lord," I love it.

Mohammad, welcome! I will try. I just looked at your photos. Are you in Iran or Canada?

Pietro said...

It's an unusual little critter.
Very interesting, Dina.
About your question, yes, Turin is still deserted! :-)

Dirk said...

1what a strange (and cute) littke bird :-)

mirae said...

beautiful Dina,
Your next door neighbour is adorable.

pasadenaadjacent said...

can I just spend time laughing at this quote "who is shy and shall remain headless here"

Like the little duckling on the purple glass. I want that purple glass

margaret said...

I love his feathery trousers... and your neighbour remaining headless because he is shy gave me a good chuckle.