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Mourning Dove

Here are some photographs I took in the last week here on the little farm.  I saw a Mourning Dove on the bird feeder trying to figure out how to get at the seed.  I also checked in on the mother to be Canada Goose.  You can see the downy nest (white blob like area on the grass near the goose).  Lots of different birds here each day.  The weather has been windy, cooler and at times, slightly rainy.  I enjoy being out with the camera and seeing the birds, small animals and fish.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Barn Swallows

Canada Goose

Mallard Drake, Ring-necked Hen

Red-winged Blackbird Male

White-breasted Nuthatch

Comments on: "More Spring Scenes on the Little Farm" (8)

  1. Hi LInda, I see the blackbirds here on occasion–but they never come to the feeders… My feeders are close to the house so that is probably the reason.

    Two Mourning Doves come to our deck/feeders in the evening –before dark. They must be a he/she since they are always together.

    Hope you enjoy this beautiful day.

    • Hi Betsy, One of the male Red-winged Blackbirds here has become quite territorial and bossy about “His” feeder! He flies to the feeder and walks two circuits of the bottom plexiglass tray. He chases off any little birds that come to the feeder when he is nearby. He does not chase Brown-headed Cowbirds or Cardinals. So glad your doves come to the feeder – very sweet! Have a great day!

  2. The mourning doves are one of the strangest of all birds to me, they feed their babies milk…their call is either very soothing or mournful, depending on your mood, I guess. We have lots of them here. But we have a squirrel proof feeder, if too much weight gets on it, it slams shut. And the Doves are too big, so they activate it. They have to settle for what is dropped on the ground.

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Oddly enough, the feeder I have is one that a heavy-type of bird could probably use by just picking up seed off of the clear plastic tray that is at the bottom. I think that the Red-winged Blackbird just moves enough to shake seeds out of the openings onto that tray and presto, fine dining! Ha! Interesting about the doves. Thanks for your informative comments. I so appreciate them. Have a fantastic Friday tomorrow!

  3. TexWisGirl said:

    this was a cute set. the swallows are sweet!

  4. You have a very nice group of friends there!

    • Hi Montucky, I do! Always something great to see. I don’t know what my new neighbors may think if they occasionally see me in my driveway looking at the trees or just standing in the middle of the street quietly listening and looking. I am a wildlife watcher, after all! : )
      Have a great Friday tomorrow!

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