cabin fever

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 13-04: cabin fever
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Wah! Whoda thunk such a pretty picture would evoke such heated exchanges. Be nice, kiddies.

p.s. Our apologies, a few notes were lost in their migration to this page. (unintentional)

By Steve on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:47 am:

You can NOT hunt mourning doves in Michigan. Not until Gov Granholm signs a bill she indicated that she would veto. The mere fact other states allow this should be no justification. Other states allow capital punishment. We just lock em for the rest of their lives. As usual, points on both sides, but doves? Let em coo....

By Dom, Michigander in Germany on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:56 am:

Let's see if I can figure this out, I'll try and post a picture of the 4 types of doves found in Germany.
Top Left: Stock Dove (Hohltaube)
Top Right: Ring Dove (Ringeltaube)
Bot Left: Collared Turtle Dove (Turkentaube)
Bot Right: Turtle Dove (Turteltaube)

Two may be hunted (Ring & Turken) and the other two are protected.

Guess it's not going to work . . .

By Set Up on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:21 am:

I think its a set up fake picture, just like the little kid books we were read as kids

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:25 am:

It is not a fake picture. Photography is about knowledge, skill and a lot of luck. This was a supreme photo op. Sorry you are such a doubter.
Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT.

By anon/milw on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:30 am:

Cabin fever must be setting in! We're AWFULLY picky today.

By Mike, Beaverton on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:35 am:

I'm with Steve. No need to hunt these songbirds. They have such a beautiful, relaxing song. We have about 8 or 10 of these at our feeders each day.

By set up on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:43 am:

Great picture Donn! Learn how to laugh a little

By Bill, Illinois on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:06 am:

Has anyone ever heard of these beautiful birds attacking small children? I remember my Grandmother telling us a story about this and that's why Grandpa would shoot them!

By m, vancouver on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:12 am:

Lighten up guys, there's no need to get all bitter and bent!

By Sam, Hancock on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:20 am:

...Bill in Illinois... How could these little birds attack someone???

By George MI on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

George in bootjack temp in Milw. Boy does that make me want to go DOVE hunting.

By D & D on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:43 pm:

HOWDY, Did everyone have a nice Easter?

I have never seen these birds dive at ANYTHING!!
Not even a cat! Must of been a bad feather day.

Sure is a GREAT shot, Don't you wish your were in love That much!!


By Rivera on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:48 pm:

Ahh, the manner in which these little guys roost is enough to make a hungry shotgunner mistake them for the venerable ruffed grouse...hmmm, wonder if they taste as good-when are we gonna secede anyway, then we can veto the veto?

By Gerry, Michigan on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

God forbid that they have a hunting season on doves. Let's all enjoy God's creatures.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 02:19 pm:

There are 400 million mourning doves in the continent wide fall migration (MDNR).
A flock of mourning doves carried away a small child from Ohio during their fall migration. The toddler was found in Mexico unharmed (National Inquirer).

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 02:59 pm:

And who wouldn't believe the 'National Inquirer' ??

By Bill, Illinois on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

See I told you. They can be a very mean group of birds!! Thank god my little sister was not scooped up by these birds of prey. I agree with Joe, let us have an open season on these birds so our children will be safe.....

By Donna on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 03:38 pm:

NO hunting these beauties. I love their song. I feed them religiously....NO HUNTING allowed! HA

INCREDIBLE picture Donn!

By Hungry PA on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 03:40 pm:

A bird is a bird, probably tastes pretty good. Another game bird to add to my menu would be a good thing. Let me see if I have this right, if it has a nice song or looks "cute" it should not become dinner? I think all of gods creatures are here for our plate.

By Roudy Mi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 03:41 pm:

I'll bet they're in 'caw hoots' with the gullygaloo birds.

By killa on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:27 pm:

There's room for all of god's creatures, (including mourning doves) right next to the mashed potatoes!

By Dave - Colorado on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:30 pm:

I must say those doves look rather fierce and dangerous to me! Donn you were so brave to approach them close enough to take this shot! Were you even a little afraid? I hope you were appropriately armed...

By T on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Hungry, PA:
That's a pretty arrogant view...

By More so arrogant on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:55 pm:

Yeah Hungry, what about the vegetables?

By WALTER P TAMPA on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 04:55 pm:


By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:02 pm:

Here's a good recipe... Southern Fried Dove
Finger Lickin' Good!
~ 10 - 12 dove breasts, cleaned (skin on), rinsed , and patted dry.
~ 2 eggs, mixed
~ 1 cup flour
~ salt & pepper to taste
~ vegetable or peanut oil
In a large cast-iron skillet, add 1 inch of oil. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. (Drop of water placed in oil sizzles. Oil should not smoke.)
Dip breasts in egg and season to taste with salt & pepper. Roll in flour.
Add dove breasts to skillet a few at a time and fry to a golden brown on all sides over medium-high heat. (Don't overcrowd the skillet).


By amerifinn in CM, CA on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

Killa? Hungry PA? I can understand how people become passionate about a topic, but there is no need to embarrass yourself by posting negative comments on such a fine website. If you prefer to hunt, then maybe you should amuse yourself at a website devoted to hunting, and not one so obviously devoted to the art of photography. "It is better to be thought a fool, then to open one's mouth and remove all doubt" comes to mind. Thank you for this wonderful site. Love the posts, Mr. Wheatman!

By f on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:35 pm:

"Now we got'em mad Martha! I told you we shouldn't pose for a dern picture"!

By danbury; germany on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:45 pm:

Dom: Not to mention the "Haustaube", which is really a nuisance in some citys. Though I'm not quite sure wether it is a type or a bastardization.

By dave - colorado on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

Whoever said something about cabin fever hit the nail on the head... scheesh!

By danbury on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:47 pm:


By mel on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:50 pm:

You guys rock!! Too bad everyone doesn't understand the Yooper humor...

By patty, Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 05:51 pm:

I thought we were the only people that have experienced attacks by morning Doves. Now I know that alot other people have had such attacks. My brother still has scars from those little varmits
attacking him. I say Kill em and eat em.

By Bob, Chicago on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:02 pm:

Okay Miss Patty smarty pants, "kill em annd eat em". These cute little gods animals would never hurt a thing. So go hunt a deer or something!!!

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Well, they must have seen my recipe, just came in the house after being attacked by a covey of those dovey's. Feisty little rascals!! :-)

By amerifinn on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:20 pm:

f, mel, danbury - refer to my previous post.
patty in WI - please do the same.
In fact please copy the quote and carry it with you, just in case you need to reference it in the future. There is another one by Will Rogers that seems to help people with open mouth disease, "Never miss a good chance to shut up." Trust me, it works. Best of luck! :)

By Downstate Dave on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:23 pm:

Right on Patty, I, too, was molested by these vicious varmits in my vicarious youth. I, too, bear the scabarous scars of their sick little barbarian beaks. YES! kill 'em all! (Did I get the apostrophe right?) Beat 'em up! Bread 'em up! Fry 'em inna pan! (Is there an apostrophy in inna?)

Ya know ---- this site rocks! Keep it light everybody!

Thanks for the great picture Donn. And Wheatman, you are my hero. Killa and Dave in Laurim are a little wierd --- but wierd is good.

Thanks everybody!

By mel on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:26 pm:

amerifinn - Thanks for the tip! I'm so sorry that you have to have open mouth disease; you are extremely fortunate to have found a way to cure your problem!

By amerifinn on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:29 pm:

That was great, Mel! LOL

By not so perfect amerifinn on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:41 pm:

Danbury- My apologies. I don't have any reason you were included in my last post. I should follow my own advice! I associated your name with another post by mistake.

By pm mi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 07:41 pm:

was in love once like these doves.but he thought the navy was better.

By Hungry PA on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 07:42 pm:

Amerifinn, my comments were not intended to be negative. Why must you attack me for posting a reply to anti hunting? I did't start the hunting topic. How about asking the non hunters to amuse themselves on the anti hunting sights? I don't think our fathers gave much thought to what an animal looked like when they were looking for dinner. Why should we be any different? I was only saying all the creatures of the earth are flesh for man. Walter P Tampa, no need to shout. Donn de Yampert, great picture.

By amerifinn on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:01 pm:

Hungry PA - You almost had it. Then you lost it. Keep trying. A true hunter knows to respect nature. Respect all nature, animal or human. You assume that I have never held a rifle, and that I did not come from a long line of Yooper hunters. My suggestion was simply not to talk of such thing when people are becoming offended. It's called social courtesy. I don't mind hunting, as long as its fair, like our fathers practiced. Shooting doves with semiautos? Doesn't quite seem you deserve the praise of our fathers you so humbly bless yourself with. Humility goes a long way my friend.

By walter p tampa on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:10 pm:

pa i was not shouting it is easier for me to read upper case also to be against killing doves is not anti hunting only quite simply to be against killing those cute little doves rock on first amendment i remain

By Waiting for warmth in the CC on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:51 pm:

Personally, I don't care for the sound of the dove. My favorite is the White Throated Sparrow. No need to hunt the doves tho. Thanks.

By Ms. Katie on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:19 pm:

Now...Now...child'n...stop your squabblin'! Don't you folks go gettin' your shorts all in a knot! I might just have to send all of you out in the cold and run around the house a couple times, use up all that energy! Donn..great photo. Note...the doves in Rockport Texas have a lovely coo also but sometimes it can be rather nerve-wracking when you try to sleep a little late :)

By John-Canton Mi on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:01 pm:

Have no problems hunting game for food.
This is just target practice with few "hunters"
eating the small piece of meat from the dove.
This shot is surely calander material.

By EM,MI on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:27 pm:

Way to go Miss Katie:)

By walter p tampa on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:11 pm:

could it be possible that birds will go where they feel safe as in no hunting areas just a thought with malice toward none

By Hungry PA on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 12:35 am:

Hmmm, a very interesting reply amerifinn. Now where in that did I say anything about semi autos or you never holding a rifle. Someone in dreamland? Humility does go a long way pal.

By John,mi. on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 01:55 am:

I can't wait for tomorrow's (is that apostrophe OK?) cam notes. I hope it doesn't have any pictures of ANY animals

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 02:51 am:

Alex is blinking in disbelief at today's comments!

By booger on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 06:40 am:

By danbury; germany on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 05:17 pm:

Don't bother, amerifinn: I had a rather sharp reply ready, humorous, polite, and deadly, when I accidentally read your not-so-perfect post - so, so much to being hasty.
As to nasty, well, all you folks had me thinking, occasionally amused, roaring with laughter and finally coming to the conclusion that some should learn the use of icons, espec. the smiley-varieties to mark a ironic, or joking, comment as such. The other side, in my humble opinion, should remember that humor begins where the fun ends, and beyond humor comes tolerance before the nasty what-so-ever. Ok, sometimes me too, of course. Don't we all. First stone etc.
Can understand that some think of these birds as targeting practice objects, but then, don't have to agree - what are shooting ranges for?
Also observed, the more potential for offense and nastiness a post has, the more likely it is there's no E-Mail adress - rather obvious, huh ...

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 06:04 pm:

Unless you plan to be cremated, you too will be eaten when you die. Can you live with that?

By amerifinn on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

danbury - Thanks! :)

By danbury on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 02:54 am:

My pleasure :)!

By LK Illinois on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:04 am:

My first time in reading these truly ingenious messages. Do any of you realize that your leg is being pulled? There is no way doves could carry a small child,cat,dog or mouse.
Lighten up! I think it is known as creative writing. It made my ho-hum day.

By PAK on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:09 pm:

To LK Illinois ~ Finally, someone with some common sense AND a sense of humor!! Welcome to!! Some of these people take themselve way too seriously -- lighten up, people!!

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