Mourning Dove-male True story I watched one stay by another in the road as it died...the other dove stayed with it despite traffic til it took its last breath
I generally have a male and female that stay close to my house all year feeding on the ground on the seeds that the smaller birds have dropped. I've had up to a dozen in a flock sporadically come for feedings though.
Spring begins this Thursday, and the doves have been singing their courting songs for some time now.
Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.
Adult morning doves - they like the bird seed in the pan on the ground but I've seen them at the feeder, too
to wake to their morning song.....the perfect wake up call
When Doves Cry | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos
Morning Dove ~ photographer Gloria Wilson
Gallery Of North Texas Birds | Mourning Dove (Seen in The Woodlands, TX)