They look more like quail to me. Not sure of the species, since many people seem to be raising different species/varieties these days.
On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 5:23 PM John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> wrote:
> During today's walk along Mooreville Road 1/2 mile NW of the Kroger store > in Milan, MI, I came upon this pair of cowering siblings. They were about > a > yard off the edge of the blacktop when my approach sent them off a few feet > in search of better cover. I backed off and they regrouped in the little > depression that I'm guessing is a semblance of their recently abandoned > nursery, from which they were most likely forcibly evicted by a gust of > wind > during yesterday's thunderstorm, a veritable hurricane for the little > waifs. > > When I snapped the pic, there was no doubt in my mind but that they were a > pair of young morning doves. I still believe them to be that, but when I > cropped and enlarged their photo to better share it, I saw details that had > earlier escaped me -- the color difference between the two birds, the > shortness of the beaks, and the light colored centerlines on most of the > body feathers. I assume the color difference is an artifact of the > lighting > at the time, and am guessing that the unexpected beak and feather features > are simply indicators of immaturity, but never having looked this closely > at > a recently fledged morning dove, I'm not certain of that appraisal. > > Other opinions will be welcomed! > > JF > > -- > Birders is a service of the Great Lakes Commission. Visit us at > www.glc.org > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Birders" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to birders+<unsubscribe...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/a/great-lakes.net/d/msgid/birders/000f01d654a4%24dfdb28a0%249f9179e0%<24...> > . >