Mourning Dove

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!

Dove fledgling

Baby dove from a while back. He couldn’t fly and his mother fed him.

Doves

Lots of dove pictures I found.

Mourning Dove

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

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.

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.

Mrs. Dove

Mrs. Dove

Doves in our yard

Doves in our yard.

Nap Time!

Mrs. Dove taking a nap in the birdseed.

Baby Doves

Baby doves

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!

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 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 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.

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 Eggs and Nest

Mourning doves are nesting outside our kitchen door!

Mourning Dove Egg

Mourning Dove egg found this morning. in a new nest on my front porch. Momma flew away when I went out to check my mail. She came back soon and resumed her nesting.

Mom and chicks

Mourning Dove with 2 chicks (about 10 days old). Little one on the right poses for the camera, while the sibling on the left turned around and is only showing its tail and wings.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology