This Mourning Dove remained on the shepherd’s crook long enough for me to take its portrait.
Tag: Mourning Dove
During mid-summer the number of birds – individuals and species – that visit the backyard decreases.
Activity is picking up now, and these two Mourning Doves are among the birds that have returned.
A precarious place, revisited.
It is day 14 of the Mourning Dove sitting its nest. While not that cold – it’s 1C – it’s a miserable day with moderate to heavy snow falling and likely continuing for several more hours.
The incubation period is 14 days, according to All About Birds. I hope another two days elapse before hatching; while the snow likely ends tonight, tomorrow nights’ low may dip to -5C.
A very tough time. Fingers crossed. We will see what we see.
A precarious place.
While standing at the door pondering whether to let Fitzi in, a small movement caught my attention. This Mourning Dove had ducked, apparently trying to hide from me. It has apparently made a nest at the very end of the sheds’ eavestrough roughly 3 meters from where I stood just inside the door. It may be a precarious place to build a nest. We will see how this turns out.
Mourning doves glean the fallen bits from the hanging feeder.
Mourning Dove, silhouetted . .
. . . against a grey sky.
This Mourning Dove sought bits of seed.
These two Mourning Doves settled down for a brief snooze outside my office window.
A Mourning Dove masintains a watchful eye on me
A Mourning Dove is snared in a tangle of twigs.