White Winged Dove
We are thick with these doves around here. Actually with Mourning Doves as well, but white winged doves are the subject for today.
They have white bands on their wings that show up whether in flight, or at rest. It's hard to tell in this picture, but they have almost an irridescent blue ring around their eyes.
These birds can fly 25 or more miles to find water. In the Sonoran Desert, they are able to obtain needed moisture from saguaro cactus fruit. When migrating they can travel in groups of up to 4000 birds to nesting sites.
So here's why I thought to talk about them...I had an epiphany! He he he.
Sitting out on the deck the other evening, I was listening to these doves calling to one another. They are able to make numerous sounds, but the one that became so obvious to me that night sounded just like a line from the Beatles song, I Am The Walrus! No! I'm not kidding! Goo goo goo joob! Coo coo coo choo! You're singing it in your head right now, aren't you? I am totally serious! I can see that I'm going to have to get it on video so you can hear it too.
So, anyway, in the funny way my mind works, I proceeded to think about Fleetwood Mac's song, White Winged Dove, "sings a song, sounds like she's singin'. Is that what Stevie was singing about? The fact that the white winged dove sounds like she's singing a line of a Beatles song? Maybe they were living in the desert while writing the song, listening to the doves calling. Oh, wait. Stevie says, ooo...baby...ooo...said...ooo. Hmm. There goes that theory.
Anyone else ever think about this stuff? I know, I need therapy. :)