I’ve been trying to take pictures of birds. They do not cooperate at all. When they are sitting, they take off. When they are flying, they are going too fast.
Mourning doves are a mid size bird and grayish brown in color. The male and female look pretty much alike and it can be hard to tell them apart.
They eat seeds.
They can fly up to speeds of 55 miles per hour. This could explain why I didn’t find any pictures of these birds in flight.
The call of the Mourning Dove gave the bird its name. Sometimes, the call is confused with an owl’s song.
Mourning Doves head south for the winter and come back north in the spring. Not all of them do this.
The Map by, Users: Miss Madeline and W. E.Pluribus Anthony. This shows the range of the Mourning Dove.
An egg in a nest by, Mr. Walsh, English Wikipedia.
Mother and baby by, Ancheta Wis, English Wikipedia.
Juvenile by, Mdf, Wikimedia Commons.
A pair by, Handyplants, Wikimedia Commons.
An adult by, Kazvorpal, Wikimedia Commons.
A flock of Doves by, Dori, Wikimedia Commons.
This last picture is of another adult by, Athepal, English Wikipedia.