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I often spot a group of Mourning Doves taking off from a patch of native plants growing in the yard.  They love to browse for seeds among the weeds and grasses.  When not walking in the yard the Doves are perching on the electric lines or are high up in a dead tree in the gulch.  They are skittish and won’t let me come anywhere near them.  They also serve as sentinels for other birds because when the Doves fly up, the other birds on or around the bird feeder get startled and fly off, too.    I enjoy seeing these birds and hearing their soft cooing.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Cloudy Day Pictures of Mourning Doves" (4)

  1. blue-gray birds for a blue-gray day. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, I had a hard time getting those pictures as it really was dark cloudy. There are not a lot of different birds around the place this past few days. Mostly finches, the Red-bellied Woodpecker, the doves, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, and Canada Geese (lots of those). Occasional Crows and Bluebirds too. Have a great Wed. tomorrow!

  2. Do they stay there for the winter? I haven’t seen our doves for over a week now; perhaps they have migrated.

  3. They are skittish birds aren’t they! I had about ten of them on my deck yesterday evening.

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