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Birds of the Alphabet ~ (Mourning) Dove

Continuing with my series, Birds of the Alphabet. Hope someone out there is interested.

Today i chose the DOVE. The Mourning Dove to be precise.

I see these beautiful birds every day in the yard and at the bird bath. Love the soft cooing sound they make.

The photo was taken awhile back in my Dustin’s garden.  Always enjoy seeing these birds.

The mournful cooing of the Mourning Dove is one of our most familiar bird sounds. From southern Canada to central Mexico, this is one of our most common birds, often abundant in open country and along roadsides. 

European settlement of the continent, with its opening of the forest, probably helped this species to increase. 

The dove also helps itself, by breeding prolifically in warm climates. Mourning Doves may raise up to six broods per year, more than any other native bird.

Have never seen a dove nest but I saw a baby in the yard last year. Very exciting.

Photo ©CarolDM

  • Ever seen a mourning dove, or heard the soft noice it makes?

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Written by Carol DM


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      • Carol, I thought I remembered something about mourning doves and doves in general. You have been contacted and are very much loved. Here is a copy of the text from the Internet.

        Birds have a direct link with Spirit and will bring you divine messages. … Dead Bird Symbolism, Meaning, & Omen The specific type of bird has a lot of bearing on … Dove species include mourning doves, rock pigeons, Eurasian collared doves, …

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