Bird Named After a Princess at Lambton Woods: Oct. 18, 2022

When Princess Zenaida Laetitia Julie Bonaparte was born on 8 July 1801, in Paris, Île-de-France, France, her father, Joseph Napoleone Bonaparte King of Naples and Spain, was 33 and her mother, Marie Julie Clary, was 29. She married Charles Jules Laurent Lucien Bonaparte on 29 June 1822, in Brussels, Belgium. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 8 August 1854, in Election Precinct 1 Kingdom, Bibb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Santa Maria in Via, Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy. (

Charles was an ornithologist, and he named the Zenaida doves after Princess Zenaida. We saw several of these doves, commonly known as Mourning Doves, today.

Mourning Dove
Mourning Doves
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove

Other birds:

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Common Grackles
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Robin
American Robin
American Robins
Double-crested Cormorants
Great Blue Heron
Black-capped Chickadee
Herring Gull
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Black-capped Chickadee
Song Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mallards (male)
Mallard and American Black Duck (male)
Common Grackle
Mallard (female)
White-throated Sparrow
American Black Duck (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Black Duck (male)

10am group:

1pm group:


Listen! the wind is rising,

and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,

now for October eves!   – Humbert Wolfe (1885–1940)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Bird Named After a Princess at Lambton Woods: Oct. 18, 2022

  1. Marie Hren

    Hi Miles,
    Thank you for your post-class emails.. The pictures are great! I have really enjoyed the nature walks with you. Unfortunately, I suddenly developed a medical issue which is preventing me from continuing the class this semester.
    I look forward to returning to your class in future!
    All best wishes,


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