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
" Vineyard-Mourning Doves" - Rosemary Millette
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.
Morning Dove ~ photographer Gloria Wilson
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.
DOVE - maternal love. messenger. gentle presence. peace. grace. divine song, soothing 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.