Mourning Dove On My Roof

By | October 17, 2012
A Mourning Dove On The Roof Of My House

Mourning Dove On My Roof Here In Lavaca, Arkansas

It is funny seeing the birds gathering and waiting for me to fill the feeders. This Mourning Dove always seems to be waiting on my roof.

Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds, which make up more than 99% of their diet. Rarely, they will eat snails or insects. Mourning Doves generally eat enough to fill their crops and then fly away to digest while resting. They often swallow grit such as fine gravel or sand to assist with digestion. The species usually forages on the ground, walking but not hopping. At bird feeders, Mourning Doves are attracted to one of the largest ranges of seed types of any North American bird, with a preference for canola, corn, millet, safflower, and sunflower seeds. Mourning Doves do not dig or scratch for seeds, instead eating what is readily visible. They will sometimes perch on plants and eat from there. (Wikipedia)

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Mourning Dove On My Roof

  1. delforges

    she ‘s so nice. It must be so long to have this picture

  2. Cindy

    The birds do wait fir the feeders to be filled. They jays call eachother when the oeanuts are ready 🙂

  3. kathyck

    Very similar to the pigeons up here in NYC and Brooklyn!

  4. Julie G.

    Very pretty! We’ve got chickadees, titmice, nuthatches and doves who seem to appear when I fill the feeders.

  5. Becky

    very good shot, my friend. Birds are so fun to watch. We’ve had birds coming to the window in the kitchen, like come on and feed us or a thank you. Need to get something out for them since it’s getting chilly here in OR.