A bird’s eye view: Mourning dove

We have a new resident in our yard.

[A mourning dove on her nest]

Patty says this is a mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) – a common game bird. This dove has made her*** nest (and laid her eggs) in one of the bushes in our front yard. The nest is surprisingly exposed at the moment – but will probably be more hidden in a few days when the bushes put out more leaves.

But for right now, we have a bird’s eye view of the nest!

[A mourning dove up close]

***We’re not quite sure whether the dove in the pictures is the male or the female. The pictures were taken during the late afternoon.

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One Response to “A bird’s eye view: Mourning dove”

  1. Modulator says:

    Friday Ark #186…

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