Backyard Birds part 1
So many backyard birds that I never see! Cowbirds, finches, chickadees, and more!
Sweet Pair of Mourning Doves
I was lucky enough to witness a pair of Mourning Doves copulating on a fallen tree. I was never able to locate the nest but this was still a special experience. The doves rubbed heads before breeding, afterwards, the male fanned his tail feathers in the direction of the female for a few minutes, why did he do that?
Photos taken on April 14, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7
2022 Breeding Birds
Downy Woodpecker at Feeder
Taken at August 21, 2022 at Bird Feeder
Dark-eyed Juncos and Mourning Dove Eating
Carolina Chickadees, Palm Warbler, Chipping Sparrows, Mourning Doves.
So many birds at my new woodpecker log feeder, tube feeder, platform feeder, and seed block feeder.
Female Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Mourning Doves, The Peep, Eastern Phoebe
Today was a great day for birding! We saw a new lifer: Brown Creeper. We also saw a Brown-headed Nuthatch, a female Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Pine Warbler, and more! Also, yesterday I saw 5 Purple Finches in a tree! (New lifer!)
Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.
There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!
A few of our feeder birds
Mourning Dove nest in our neighbor’s backyard. The parents took turns feeding the young.
Injured Mourning Dove Update
Update: The male mourning dove’s wing has gotten much worse. It might be angelwing or something else.
Cozy Baby Dove
Cozy baby dove
Baby Dove has hair!
Baby Mourning Dove has hair!
Baby dove from a while back. He couldn’t fly and his mother fed him.
Lots of dove pictures I found.
5 inches away from a young wild Mourning Dove. The pictures were taken with a phone. I took it on video and did a screenshot.
Possibly injured Mourning Dove
I’ve been seeing this dove for months now. His wing looks like it’s falling off. I’ve also seen two birds with black intentions on their neck and belly. (Adult mockingbird and young male sparrow) Also, two birds were all puffed up and leaning over. Their beaks were open. (adult mockingbird and female sparrow) The mockingbird wasn’t moving for about 3 hours. The sparrow had trouble walking and was acting weird. There also was a mockingbird fledgling. I noticed it was very skinny and different looking. Then I saw it weeks after and it was very skinny and had matted feathers. I saw yesterday that an adult mockingbird was attacking the fledgling! Why do you think this is?
Mr. Dove eating at one of our feeders. He was very friendly and let me get within less than 2 feet of him until the door scared him.
Mourning Dove Nest
Mourning Dove nest in a dead palm tree with two babies! Both chicks fledged. The parents took turns with the babies.
New Mourning Dove Clutch
Newly found mourning dove best on top of a Robin nest with 2 eggs in it.
Chocolate the Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove nest in our neighbor’s dead palm tree. Mother Mourning Dove with two chicks. Both chicks survived and fledged.
Do I Look Like a Parrot….maybe?
This female Mourning Dove looks like a parrot for some reason. Maybe it’s her tail or the way she’s sitting?
Baby Mourning Dove with hair.
This baby mourning dove has hair.
Mourning Dove Fledgling
This Mourning Dove fledgling was being chased and pecked by a male Mourning Dove. Then finally it got the seeds.
Doves in our yard
Doves in our yard.
Mrs. Dove taking a nap in the birdseed.
Surprised by Mourning Doves
My German Shepard and I pass underneath my avocado tree many times a day. I was so surprised when one day a Mourning Dove flushed from the tree, and when I looked up there was a scrabby nest with a Mourning Dove and almost full-sized chick!
Third brood this year
Porch doves 3.0
Third brood this year
The Mourning Dove Stare Down
I saw this mourning dove on my drive way and I decided to get a picture. This guy let me get pretty close to him,and honestly I think he was sleeping with his eyes open. It was like he was a statue.
What kind of chicks are these?
My dad took me to the Kentucky castle’s farm yesterday, and we found four active nests.
Doves in White Lilac Bush
Mourning Dove chick finally fledged!
I wasn’t able to see inside the nest for a couple of visits because the parents were so protective and stayed on the nest, but now I don’t have to check it anymore!
This little guy likes staring contests!
Waiting for Mourning Doves
A pair of mourning doves have selected a large pine tree for their nest. The female was working on the nest this morning while the male kept watch. It’s a decent nest for a mourning dove, it has a fairly concave shape. Now we are waiting for eggs!
A grackle and a dove
My best photos yet!
Today i got to get up close and personal to these beautiful birds!
Mourning Dove bathing in the evening sun
I found this Mourning Dove resting on my porch.
Mourning Dove Takeover!
What used to be a House Finch nest is now officially a Mourning Dove’s. They already have 1 egg, and I’m hoping there will be another one in the nest when I check the nest on Saturday. They almost always have 2 eggs so I’m hoping this nest will be a success.
Why does this Mourning Dove have tufts of feathers sticking out of it’s head and back?
A Miracle miracle before my eyes.
These images were taken for my NestWatch Project. This attempt was a successful one because the two eggs hatched and the fledglings matured and flew away as soon as they were capable of doing it.
Mourning Dove in the snow
Mourning Dove Fledglings
This is when the two mourning doves in my backyard left the nest.
Mourning Dove Nest (Span of 7 days)
Photo of the progession of two mourning doves growth. I found this nest in my backyard.
Mourning Doves just hatched!
Baby Mourning Doves
Mourning Dove babies in the nest with mommy dove nearby. The nest is in a palm tree in our backyard.
Mourning dove lays an egg
A pair of mourning doves nests on a small ledge on our house, and we watch them with a webcam. This video shows the female dove laying the second egg of her first clutch of the season on March 23, 2019.
Mourning doves hatchling
This is the 3rd year this pair have nested in our courtyard
Love is in the air!
My mated Mourning Dove couple. The male was preening the female the other day on the deck rail, and it was just the sweetest thing to see. Last year they nested under and to the back of my deck. Hoping they find a good spot again this year!
Mourning doves nest-building time-lapse
A pair of mourning doves nest above our front door, where we watch them on a webcam. This is a time-lapse video of the doves building their first nest of the 2018 nesting season on Feb. 28, 2018.
MOURNING DOVE: TWO IMAGES OF PRE-COPULATORY BEHAVIORS, AND THE COPULATORY ACT
MOURNING DOVE ARE PRESENT YEAR AROUND AT OUR FEEDERS. UP TO 5 WILL ROOST TOGETHER ON THE DECK OR IN NEARBY TREES. IT IS OUR ASSUMPTION THAT THESE 5 ARE AN INTACT “FAMILY” GROUP FROM THE PRIOR BREEDING SEASON–IF A 6TH BIRD APPEARS, IT IS DRIVEN AWAY. THESE DOVE ARE REMARKABLY PATIENT WHILE AWAITING TO FEED AT PERCHING NEARBY EITHER DOSING IN (APPARENT) OBLIVION OR SCANNING OTHER SPECIES MUCH MORE FRANTIC COMING AND GOINGS. WHEN IN THE TRAY FEEDER, THIS SPECIES IS DOMINANT NOT TOLERATING INTRA-SPECIFIC INTERLOPERS OF LESSER BULK. STELLER’S JAY MAY DISPLACE THESE DOVE, BUT NOT WITHOUT A TUSSLE AND CONSIDERABLE “BULKING-UP” BY THE DOVE. BREEDING BEGINS MARCH AND COPULATION IS RECORDED AS LATE AS 18 JULY.
Mourning Dove babies
First time we seen the adult off the nest. Nesting in hanging planter on front porch.
Mom is feeding her babies.
Mourning Dove chicks
Fledgling Mourning Dove
A Mourning Dove pair built a nest in a old robin nest which successfully fledged 3 baby robins. The doves raised two babies. Both of them fledged successfully that night before or that morning. (photo taken before sunrise) Both doves were there but one was scared off. Shortly after taking the photo, the other dove flew off too.
Baby Mourning Doves
Mourning Dove Nest on our Patio
A pair of very attentive mourning doves choose our window box for their nest! We lovingly continue to observe them, being careful not to go out unless it’s to water our plants. It’s well sheltered from the sun & wind, however perhaps a little exposed to bird predators. Have made our silent presence know when a crow attempted an egg theft one morning ??
Mourning dove rolling egg into place
A pair of mourning doves nests over my front door, where we watch them on a webcam. This is the fourth brood of the season, egg #1, laid June 10, 2018.
Mourning Dove Eggs
Morning dove clutch 1 May 2018
Mourning dove nest in car seat left on top of outdoor shelving
Mourning dove nesting in my hanging basket
I hang two flower baskets by my front door every year. This year, the very day after I hung these I saw the beginnings of a nest. I left it be. A bird would be way cooler than some annual flowers. Sure enough, within a few days I saw a mourning dove sitting on there. So our front door is off limits for awhile. Mama bird has a good spot. The overhang is protecting her from the rain right now. She’s out of reach of pretty much any predators. I have lots of pine trees in my yard and they have nested there many times. This is a first for the flower pot. Very cool indeed.
First brood of the year.
Mourning dove chicks
Two mourning dove chicks in their nest in a hanging potted plant.
First egg of 2018!
My first Nest Watch nest! My first egg! So excited to be part of this website!
Mourning Dove Hatchings with Father
Father mourning dove with two hatchlings, 12 days old, in potted plant nest on our patio
The Mourning Dove’s First Egg.
The first egg! Yay!
Mourning Dove Hatchings with Father
This was taken just after I witnessed the father bird feeding his two hatchlings who hatched a week ago. The nest is on our back patio which we can see through our sliding door, in a plant pot about 5.5. feet high.
Mourning Dove Hatchlings 1
Oldest of two hatchlings begins to molt
Mourning Dove Hatchlings
After laying two eggs on this Bonsai pot which is situated on my balcony, two chick hatched with both mates taking turns on baby sitting.
Mourning Dove Nesting
Video captured by my Arlo home security camera as dove returns to her nest. Video taken on 2/6/2018 (2 days following first egg) The weather has been seasonal with temperatures in the high 70’s.
Overnight, the 2nd egg was laid and discovered in the morning.
Excited about 2nd egg since I thought that only one egg would be laid.
Mourning Dove Nesting
Nesting is occurring outside my Condo Unit and is being monitored by an Arlo Home Security camera. I can observed this nest without disturbing the nest from the inside via my desk top computer. I have only observed one egg at this time.
M Dove mom and 1 of her 2 babies – 20 Jul 17
A pair of Mourning Doves chose the top of the old alarm box to build a nest and hatch their young. This location is on the side of my house and is protected from the elements, and out of reach for most predators. Just not a lot of space.
What I found on my vacation in Illinois
Recently I went on a vacation to Illinois to see a cousin’s wedding. During this stay, I have found many bird nests and these are some of the ones that I found.
Nest built last year. Two eggs April/May of this year, both survived and moved on. Have been watching out of curiosity (right behind vehicle parking) and saw dov sitting on June 23, 2017.
Mourning Dove Mates
A beautiful picture taken right on my smart phone in my back yard the birds were not harmed nor disturbed by my presence
Mourning Dove Eggs and Nest
Mourning doves are nesting outside our kitchen door!
Petunia’s nest 2017 (3rd yr)
For the last 3 years we have a pot of petunias hanging on the front porch.
We named the dove couple petunia and peter since they keep returning.
I’m sure their previous offspring are still around the house.
On some days at the feeder we have 20 doves 🙂
I like to think I’m helping, my neighbors I’m sure don’t agree….
Doves are almost fledglings.
Dove Chicks Growing Fast
Second Dove Nest
This is another Mourning Dove brood that about a week behind the other nest that I have posted.
Morning chicks getting ready to leave the nest.
2 Mourning Dove babies
After only seeing one egg a month ago in the nest, Momma never seemed to leave again for me to check on it. I saw her up there a couple days ago sitting next to one baby. Then today I went out and there were 2 babies!!! So excited. She must have laid her other egg and then kept her young guarded toward the back of the nest where I could not see them. Congratulations Momma Mourning Dove on 2 beautiful babies.
Mourning Dove Family
The fledglings grow so fast! They almost look like they are ready to leave the nest.
Nesting Mourning Doves, 1st and 2nd egg