It Begins with a Kiss

Two collared doves in a display of love and affection…

Collared doves mating on tiled roof top

It begins with a kiss…

Collared doves mating on tiled roof top

Collared doves mating on tiled roof top

Collared doves mating on tiled roof top

… and ends with a flutter.

Two more shots from today after all that (very brief) excitement 😉

First a rampaging moorhen…

Moorhen racing across Falmer Pond

Moorhen racing across Falmer Pond

And second the three ducks from the other day… this time out for a leisurely swim.

Trio of ducks on Falmer Pond

Trio of ducks on Falmer Pond

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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4 Comments

  1. Darko August 12, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    I am not sure they would like to see their photographs on the Internet (doves) 😛

    • Words August 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

      Darko, oh I don’t know. After all they were ‘shouting’ from the rooftops!

  2. Aurora J Stone August 12, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    Great moorhen shot. The great existential, unanswerable question of the age was asked by my stepdaughter when she was three and we were driving and she looked out the window and saw a moorhen slide across a muddy bit at the side of the road. She then asked: Daddy, why’d the bird slip?

    • Words August 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

      Aurora, that’s a great unanswerable question indeed, but the obvious response is ‘to get to the bottom of the slope’. 🙂