- Elenka has started an animal challenge. You can read her post here Animal Challenge If they could talk, they would tell us a lot of stories. If they could talk every day, they would tell us how much they love us, Elenka says.
I really should start a Bird challenge, I am seeing new birds every day in my back yard. This always happens in the winter. I love seeing these Mourning Doves on my deck. They are usually ground feeders, so I don’t get a chance to see them up close very often as they fly away if I try to get close. Today with the snow, I caught this one perched on the hummingbird perch on my deck. He seemed to be enjoying the snow.
Sadly, the Mourning Dove is the most widespread and abundant game bird in North America. Every year hunters harvest more than 20 million, but the Mourning Dove remains one of our most abundant birds with a U.S. population estimated at 350 million. I try to feed these doves and save as many as I can from the hunters. They make a soothing “coo” sound, which gives them their name, mourning dove. If the doves could talk I guess they would tell the snow to go away. Or maybe like the Prince song… When Doves Cry.
When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove. But we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts. ~ Mary Baker Eddy