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!
September 25, 2012