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Pleasant Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves are such nice birds.  They softly coo to one another and seem to get along well with all of the other birds.  The Mourning Doves here flock in groups of eight to ten most of the time.  I see about six or so around here every day.  The Mourning Doves perch in the Oaks and Hickories as well as the larger Pines.  The Mourning Doves eat seeds, nuts, berries, grain, and smaller fruits.  The Mourning Doves generally browse on the ground for their food.  The Mourning Doves are easily spooked and fly off for the trees when people are near.  These lovely tan birds are medium-sized and are about the same size as the Rock Pigeons or the smaller Common Crows.  These doves are a cousin of the White Dove, which is often used as a symbol of peace .  I am happy to have the resident doves here.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Pleasant Mourning Doves" (4)

  1. They blend in so well. And they certainly sound different from every other bird. No guseeing what that bird call is!

    • Hi Ginny, Yes, the haunting dove call is lovely to hear. It is snowing here but nothing is sticking. It has been 36 degrees F. and a rainy, wintery-mix here so far this afternoon. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. I am looking forward to having some here again this summer. I love to listen to them in the evenings. They don’t stay here over winter.

    • Hi Montucky, It has been snowing lightly off and on here with added slushy rain. I saw about five Mourning Doves eating in the front yard this afternoon in spite of the rain and snow. We also had two Canada Geese and seven Wood Ducks in our backyard at the same time! The geese were being sly about coming up into the yard. It is the first time they actually made it all the way up to where the bird feeders are! I’ll post pictures here soon. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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