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.

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.

Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.

Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.

Spring begins this Thursday, and the doves have been singing their courting songs for some time now.

Spring begins this Thursday, and the doves have been singing their courting songs for some time now.

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

Identifying Backyard Birds: Mourning Doves

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

Gorgeous pic of a mother dove! We have many dove pairs and a nest in an eave.

Gorgeous pic of a mother dove! We have many dove pairs and a nest in an eave.

Two of these beautiful birds sat outside, In our backyard, in a tree for three months after my husband, Ray died.

Two of these beautiful birds sat outside, In our backyard, in a tree for three months after my husband, Ray died.

Adult morning doves - they like the bird seed in the pan on the ground but I've seen them at the feeder, too

Adult morning doves - they like the bird seed in the pan on the ground but I've seen them at the feeder, too

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