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

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.

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.

DOVE - maternal love. messenger. gentle presence. peace. grace. divine song, soothing call.

DOVE - maternal love. messenger. gentle presence. peace. grace. divine song, soothing call.

to wake to their morning song.....the perfect wake up call

to wake to their morning song.....the perfect wake up call

Mourning Dove; so common that we see them all day long.  Their song is easy to remember.  Aunt Colleen and I used to use it with each other when we were children.

Mourning Dove; so common that we see them all day long. Their song is easy to remember. Aunt Colleen and I used to use it with each other when we were children.

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