Mourning Doves have been cooing in the trees here on my street all year-long. These placid medium-sized tan doves are so soothing and pretty, they are a joy to have nearby. The doves have enjoyed feeding at the neighbor’s hanging tray bird feeder and also picking up fallen seed underneath the feeder pole.
Mourning Doves also enjoy a splash or two at the neighbor’s bird bath during the hot weather. Doves mostly eat grains but do also enjoy some fruits from time to time. They are sweet-tempered birds. I took these pictures during several days in the last month. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture.