We have a mourning dove nest on a shelf in our open patio.
And here is the call of the mourning dove. (Yes it is mourning and not morning. Someone thought it sounded really sad.)
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Married with adult kids. Hiker, backpacker, photographer, nudie, and dreamer of implausible dreams
June 29, 2021 at 03:21
Mourning doves are one of my favorite birds. Lots of them in Oklahoma, but the further west I move the fewer there are to enjoy. What a lovely gift to have this family move in!
June 29, 2021 at 11:16
I checked today and one of the chicks has returned to the nest. It’s coloration is starting to lighten. Soon it will be all grower up!
July 4, 2021 at 09:55
AWWWWW…I am envious. Aren’t dove chicks about the ugliest things you ever saw to start with though? LOL. I rescued one that was blown down from a nest once. They are super hard to hand raise and this should be done only by experts. Often if the chick is in a safe place you can leave them there and the parents will continue to care for them.
July 5, 2021 at 14:30
Some people say that about human babies.
July 6, 2021 at 16:05
June 27, 2021 at 06:23
sadly they are a pest and introduced species over here, that being said the sounds of them always remind me of my childhood because they always use to nest around my childhood home
June 27, 2021 at 05:09
I love the sound of mourning doves. I don’t hear them much around here in the Laurentians of Quebec, but I do hear one when I go to visit a friend in the Ottawa area. And I hear them often in British TV shows like Heartbeat. Nice post, Fred!
June 26, 2021 at 02:03
They’re so adorable! Thanks for sharing this. It made me smile.
June 25, 2021 at 18:56