Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mourning Dove


This fellow has become a regular at the birdbath. He is there everyday eating, bathing and just strolling around. Most of the time his mate is with him. It was a surprise to me after doing an internet search, how many different types of doves there are. Actually, trying to learn all the different birds could be a full time job! The mockingbirds are still here, but they have calmed down. I have been getting visits from many bluebirds, yellowbirds and even some cardinals.

6 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love mourning doves. We have a lot outhere in the country and the sad part is when you see the lone one that has lost a mate. I am pretty sure they mate for life.
Lusterous color on their feathers when the light is just right!
Nice pics!

audrey said...

Thanks, Anne. According to banding studies, the mourning doves do mate for life.

Marlene said...

Great picture Audrey, we too have mourning doves that come and feed at our feeders, they are so beautiful, and yes it is sad to see a lone dove.

suziart said...

Had to share..I lost a cat to illness and right after we buried her, a mourning dave appeared on the cable wire to the house...

audrey said...

Suzi, so sorry to hear about your cat. It was sweet that the mourning dove came.

Ann said...

That is so sweet. I never heard of a mourning dove, until now, but he does look very like our collared dove, except that he does not have a collar.