White-winged Doves, MG_7132

White-winged doves are large, plump doves at 29 cm (11 in). They are brownish-gray above and gray below, with a bold white wing patch that appears as a brilliant white crescent in flight and is also visible at rest. Adults have a patch of blue, featherless skin around each eye and a long, dark mark on the lower face. Their eyes are bright crimson. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are more brown than adults. They have a blue eye ring and their legs and feet are brighter pink/red. Young also have brown eyes. Males have a slight iridescent sheen on their heads.

All shots from my backyard.

White-winged Dove, MG_7132-2

White-winged Dove, MG_7132

White-winged Dove, MG_7132-3

Flying after snoozing.

White-winged dove in Flight, 93E5532

Turtle in my backyard, MG_2091

I get all types of visitors in my backyard.  This time, that big Yello-bellied turtle also name slider was trying to go under the fence and I caught it and placed it upward against the sprinkler guard protector to take the shot before releasing it to the backyard lake.  They are basically harmless unless provoked.

The yellow-bellied slider is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia,  and is the most common turtle species in its range.  It is found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds.   Yellow-bellied sliders are popular as pets.

Turtle in my Backyard, MG_2091

Perched Black-capped Chicadee in Monochrome_93E0010

It is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is the state bird of both Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, and the provincial bird of New Brunswick in Canada. It is well known for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights as well as its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (sometimes feeding from the hand).

Perched Black-capped Chicadee in Monochrome