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Saturday, 12 December 2015

BIRDS (ZEBRA DOVES) AND INSECTS.

For the past few days I spotted this bird in front of my neighbour's house. By the time I took out my mobile phone or when I tried to go nearer to get a clearer focus, it flew away. When I tried to zoom to the maximum, the picture do not turn out well. These are the best I can get.
Sometimes it was alone, sometimes it has 2 or 3 other birds for company.

It always appeared about the same time.
I googled and it looks very much like the Zebra Dove.
Please correct me if I am wrong about the identification.

Sometimes it will be over at my neighbour's front, sometimes it will move over to our side.

Took a snapshot of this insect on the spadix of my Peace Lily flower.

On another flower, there were more insects at the base of the spadix.

This was the first time I noticed insects on my Peace Lily flowers.
I wondered what drew these insects to the flower especially the spadix.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters,

but one who has insight draws them out.

(Proverbs 20:5, NIV)

62 comments:

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    1. Good morning, Linda. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. We have lots of Mourning Doves that nest around our house in the hedges and they stay year round. I love their cooing sounds. I'm sure there are many kinds of doves.
    Could there be some nectar on the spadix. I have a small Peace Lilly in my house but I never saw any insects. I'm not always watering it on time and it's rather neglected but is surviving.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Hello Julia. I like these doves because they look so gentle and I too love their cooing sounds. Maybe there is some nectar on the spadix. Have a lovely weekend too!

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  3. Doves are such sweet looking birds. At first I thought they were bees or wasps but they actually look more like some type of fly. We had Peace Lillies in the garden at our last house & they sure are beautiful. Good work getting the close up of the insects. I must try to get some insect photos. Trying to capture them keeping still must be tricky. We get lots of Bumble Bees in Summer but they don't stay in one spot for long.

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    1. Not sure what they are called but I think they are some kind of fruit-flies. They make my chillies and papayas go bad by using their stinger to inject their eggs into them.

      Macro/close-up photography is not easy with insects. Lots of patience is required. I think the best time is early mornings when it is still cold and they are still sluggish.

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    2. Hello Tony & Chuah, they do look like flies. I hope they do not go laying eggs on my plants. Lately, I do not see them around my plants. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    3. Surprisingly these insects didn't fly away when I went near to snap the photos.Probably they are too busy with the nectar.

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    4. They will even fly on to your arms or legs sometimes. But they do not sting, luckily.

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    5. I am really glad I do not see these insects in my garden any more.

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  4. That peace lily sure is a beautiful specimen.

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    1. Thank you, Monica. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  5. The Lily looks wonderful such a beautiful flower. Great shot of the insects too.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  6. Those are Zebra Doves alright. I have them around my home too.

    From my experience, with my 5x zoom compact camera, I need to be about 10 feet away from the bird in order to get decent shots. Only way to do this is to sneak up on them unfortunately.

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    1. Thank you, Chuah for confirming the id of the birds. I only have my mobile phone camera and it can be very disappointing when trying to take snapshots of birds. Ha ha by the time we sneak up on them, they will fly off! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    2. You could also try snapping pictures of them from your house or car window. Sometimes, they wander close enough when luck is on your side. Well, it has happened to me before.

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    3. I have tried once or twice and it has to depends on the right timing and patience.

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  7. This is such a beautiful flower, Nancy. I am excited to see it! The insects seem to have made themselves at home with your welcoming presence. ^.^

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I welcome insects to my garden as long as they do not harm or destroy my plants. Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. I love to hear the doves in the early morning.

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    1. Hello Tom, I love to hear the doves too. And the other birds in my garden too. They sound so chirpy and it makes us chirpy too! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. The Peace Lily flower is beautiful. I never have the chance to snap a photo of bird. The slightest movement I made it will fly off.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. I only managed to get these few photos after so many failed attempts. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. We have lots of doves near our place. They come to eat the chook food of our next door neighbour.
    You have a lovely peace lily. Mine isn't as good as yours and don't think it will ever be..

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I think the doves comes to our place for insects and worms from our garden. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  11. Hello, your doves are pretty. They are sweet birds. Your flowers are beautiful too. Lovely post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Thank you for hosting Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend too!

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  12. That Peace Lily flower sure looks beautiful. What type of insect is enjoying this flower. Can they destroy it at all?

    Have a great Saturday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  13. i just adore the sound of those cooing doves!!!! beautiful flowers as well!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  14. Doves are pretty but very shy! I tried taking some of birds in my yard but they were to scared!
    I just love your Peace lily and the insects love it too!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a happy weekend too!

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  15. What great shots and especially of the insects.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fabulous day too!

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  16. Are the insects bees? Have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. Hello Mun, I do not know. At first look, they look like bees. Some say they are fruit flies. Now I do not see them in my garden anymore. Have a blessed Sunday too!

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  17. I have not heard of a zebra dove. They're new to me, and very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Anni, for your visit ad comment. I only get to know its id recently. Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  18. That's an interesting looking plant.

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    1. Thank you, KB. Have an interesting and lovely Sunday!

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  19. Such pretty peace lilies. We have mourning doves and I love to wake to their cooing in the morning. They almost appear to heavy to fly!

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    1. Thank you, Mildred. Its wonderful to heard doves mourning, cooing and other birds chirping in the garden in the early morning. Makes our morning so cheerful and alive! Have a lovely new week ahead!

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  20. Lovely photos. I think that is how the flower pollinate. With the help of the bees.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Nature at work in our garden. It is fun to watch these critters. Have a wonderful new week!

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  21. Pretty zebra doves! Those flies are probably pollinators for the Peace Lily. Coincidentally, I have a fly (hoverfly) on a flower, too.
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    1. Thank you, dear. I wonder what type of flies that were on my peace lily. Have a lovely Monday!

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  22. That Peace Lily is beautiful...and that dove looks so gentle.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a beautiful Monday!

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  23. I thought those insects were bees but apparently they are not!

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    1. Hello Phong Hong, I thought so too. They turned out to be flies. Have a lovely week!

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  24. We also have those doves, I love the sound they make, so beautiful and calming!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. Oh yes, the sound of the doves makes my morning bright and cheerful. Have a beautiful Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, William. I fully agree with you. Have a lovely Tuesday!

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  26. That second picture of the bird is rather good.

    Gosh I'd rather not have large insects like those on my flowers! Yeah wonder why they're there, not like there's nectar or anything.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I am so glad these insects are longer in my garden. Have a good week!

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  27. They are very nice visitors Nancy! I am waiting for a lady bug in my garden because it is being attacked with apids. I hope I will see them soon.

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    1. Hello Lei, sometimes apids attacked my plants too. They are very destructive. They destroy my plants. Have a happy Wednesday.

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