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Mourning Dove

March 17, 2021. Blue Ridge Mountains, NC. This dove was moving around in the hedgerow and took a look before flying.

African and Eurasian Collared-Doves

A side-by-side comparison of the rarely observed African Collared-Dove (foreground) with its more common cousin, a recent colonizer of North America, the Eurasian Collared-Dove. Notice the paler overall appearance of…

Mourning Dove

In my opinion, one of the most under-appreciated birds to visit urban/suburban yards. I think their low-key & serene presence is very welcome as we witness and experience so much…

Mourning Dove

A mourning dove tests the temperature of a birdbath before dunking its whole body into the water for a bath.

Mourning Dove

A curious but hesitant mourning dove checking out the feed and company in the yard (with an even more hesitant mourning dove following) in Villas, NJ.

Mourning Dove

New favorite bird I’ve been seeing in our backyard here in Arlington, Texas is a stunning leucistic Mourning Dove. This photo was taken in December 2020 on a cloudy rainy…