Friday, January 30, 2009

Mourning Dove

Mourning doves are common, I think, just about everywhere in the U.S. Some serious birders try to discourage them from visiting their yards. I like them to visit. Doves prefer to feed at ground-level, which means they help clean up seed that other birds knock out of the feeders.

1 comment:

San Diego Farmgirl said...

I've heard doves everywhere I live, that half owl half coo call they make at dusk. Is this the kind of dove people hunt? A friend of mine back in Kansas fed us all at a camp-out bluegrass festival once on smoked dove breasts. Dang they were good!