Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mourning Dove


The Mourning Dove is the most common bird in the great backyard bird count. We don't photograph them that often because they are so common. They don't usually come on our railing as they prefer to feed on the ground under the feeders.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

During yesterday's snow, a dove landed on my deck and sat for an hour or more. Before flying away, it was nearly totally covered with snow. This morning while sweeping snow from the deck, I noticed a hole abouto the size of a large orange in the snow on one of the steps. Apparently either the same or a different dove had bedded there for the night before flying off at first light because at the bottom of one side of the hole, all of the bird's droppings were piled up! I can only assume it felt being buried in the snow on my deck was warmer and safer than a cold windy night in an evergreen!

January 31, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

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