Mourning DovePosted: November 29, 2016
Doves have never been a favorite bird of mine. I don’t like the sounds they make and they sit in the feeder leaving droppings, not politely hanging their tails over the edge as the other birds do.
But while testing out a lens for my camera, I took a photo of a Mourning Dove and blew it up for a closer look. I was surprised to see the blue ring around its eye which also continued on the beak. The Dove’s wings also look shimmery in the photo.
I did some research to find out that Mourning Doves are monogamous and both parents care for their young. They can have up to six broods of two a year. Maybe after a closer look, I will think of them more kindly.