Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mourning Dove preening

A young Mourning Dove took a nap on the powerline to my house and then started preening, while I was leaning out my upstairs window clicking away.
Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for these pictures Laura.
    I've enjoyed playing 'host' to a couple of Mourning Dove families here at my spot in Quartzsite, Arizona these last two months.

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  2. They're sure widespread, aren't they? I got such a kick out of this young one, who doesn't know s/he's not supposed to preen in such an open, exposed place. I hope the lesson isn't learned the hard way.

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