Birds on your courtyard....

Thiruvananthapuram, India
August 10, 2011 5:08am CST
Quite incidentally I happened to watch two doves perched on top of my shed. They looked pretty friendly and accepted peas offered to them. Till then it has become a punctual come back at an appointed hour bring back more of their species to the courtyard. Rice,pulses and whatever palatable items soon became their favorite eatables. The kind act of feeding has now turned to be quite friendly to the level of some doves getting perched atop my shoulders. It is somewhat a delightful experience having been able to be joyous friendship with the doves. MAN...it seems that he has to learn quite a lot from the birds in matters of strict adherence to schedule of visits,flocking together in loving company not vying with one another in enmity and jealousy.There really are much things for us to learn from the birds.
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@salonga (27956)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Two of my Doves - Doves on Cage
Oh those doves are getting enough feeding in your courtyard so they frequent your place on a regular basis. So much like people. When they get benefits in one place they would frequent the place! But wait you talked of doves. I do keep doves but I don't let them come out of their cage. One of them has flown away and she was even one of those who were born on that very cage. How sad! Now I hope one of the doves visiting your courtyard is the one that flew away from mine.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
The precision in attendance maintained by those birds is quite amazing.Man ..he has lot of good things such as this one from those birds.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
The dove who has left you is definitely not the one in my courtyard.Doves are never observed as having migratory capacity as to fly to a far off land as the one that I am settled. However if it one of those birds is the one you have brought up, I will be careful to mete out the boundless affection that I show to the rest of the birds LOL
@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Aug 11
Yes, indeed man could learn alot from the animals. Working to gether to make a nest. And togetherness is a nice one too. I think animals have a keen instinct in picking people to be friends with too. The gentle types and respectful also. I think I would rather have a bird as a friend than many people I have met.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
Man...he has numerous things from the words. ...their unity...coordination in searching for food....even flying away.There is really something quite unique among bird behavior which very hard for us humans to grasp.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Aug 11
Why is it hard to grasp? I can grasp it fine just can't duplicate it.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
10 Aug 11
I live ina trailor park and there isa small storage shed privious rent built. When ever i have stale bread and/or overripe fruit i put it on top of the shed. Squrriels come and eat it. Ive seen birds there too. But its the squirrels that return with their friends. Sometimes if i dont have anything to put there i give them a handful of trailmix. One tried to come closer than i was really comfortable with. It came down to the ground where my grandson and i were sitting like it wanted to eat from my hand. Thats closer than comfort to me. Got a close up pic with the camera phone. No editing.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
They do get closer to you than you ever imagine them to be. It is quite nice
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
11 Aug 11
Yes, it is nice but i fear getting bit by them. They are still wild. It was so cute. The little squrriel got so close we could see it was a little male. Much to my grandsons embarrisement. Also its not good for the wild animals to get too friendly with humans either. As some would rather eat him than feed them. I know my inside cats love looking out the back window at them running on the fence. When i took the pic with my phone it my have been 4-6 inches from the phone. So cerious too. Sniffing it but you can tell it was being careful.
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
Awww. That's such a nice scene, it's like something out of a National Geographic documentary. Your garden must look nice. But you do have to be careful that they don't overflock on your courtyard.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
Finding additions in the flock of doves keeps me happy. I wish quite a large number of the assembling in my courtyard.
• Philippines
10 Aug 11
yeah birds is a lovely thing that you can see some times in the window they looking for they food for daily living, and they are really a good example animals because they don't worry about the tomorrow they just fine some food for enough in one day and they did not even store some food for another day they just eat for to day and tomorrow they will strive again to find some food.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
Bird behavior in fact is quite strange. Those selfless species should be fine examples of living.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
10 Aug 11
What you do is wonderful! I love feeding birds and other wildlife that share the space I live in. Sometimes I get repeat customers (mostly the birds) other times not. What I'm left with is a good feeling of having done something positive.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
Oh! some kind of vibrant positive energy seem to surge in our person at the sight of those birds who land in your courtyard to peck on the food grains offered .
• United States
10 Aug 11
How easy to create a welfare state for the birds, not unlike men in that regard.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
True, quite true.....
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
10 Aug 11
Doves are friendly birds, as can be seen from words between. If we humans are nice and kind and friendly to them, they would be very happy to be with us. I can see how happy you feel with a lot more coming to pay you a visit in the courtyard every day. But I am sorry to say that often a couple of big brown birds whose name is unknown to me like to fly into my exhausting fan in the kitchen in around April and May every year. Last year I had to get rid of the grass they placed in my exhausting fan. Otherwise the entrance of the fan would be blocked by the grass. They were just trying to build their nest in the wrong place. lol
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
It is quite amazing to observe the punctuality in arrival to peck at their daily quota of food grains. Wonderful!
@shibham (17022)
• India
10 Aug 11
Hi Sukumar. I belong to an organization who take cares of birds and other animals, hence i am more closed to them but as you have said the wild birds never take human easily except doves and other species similar to it. The sparrow, parrot, mynah sometimes wish to be close. But here they have found the complete security from you and thats why friendly, otherwise so hard. Same is here too... in my country yard a pair of dove and mynah come daily and father does the task as you. Be friendly to them... Anyway, can you post a picture of them? just wish to see the species. have a nice day.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
Though friendly in their sudden mirth at the sight of grains offered ,they soon fly off when the supply expires. Quite an interesting phenomenon.
• India
10 Aug 11
Hi,friend sukumar,this little birds are too sweet and innocent,they gives us so much of love for our simple thing ,like you I put some water and grains(food)for them and if I forgate to put food and water they join together and make special type of noise ,so we understand either water or food get finished and they want more.and they live and eat happily together,and from there behaviour we should take some good things like punctuality and live happily together.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Aug 11
It is quite a heartwarming sight...the doves pecking on the grains thrown to them...sometimes they get more closer than you hope to be.It is all just wonderful. A daily affair completely satisfying...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 11
There are many birds that are around our neighborhood, but there have never been any birds that I've gotten close to since we've lived here. In my life, there have only been two times that I've ever had birds to land on me. The first time was when I went to Italy with my church youth group and it was the pigeons in Venice that would land on everyone. The other time was when I took my children to the zoo and you could feed the lorikeets. They would land on you as you fed them nectar.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
12 Aug 11
Very nice topic! We have many birds here and also cute little squirrels who know they can get treats from us.