Mourning Dove On My Roof

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)

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8 Comments

  1. jeffreysARK October 17, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    waiting for you to get a crisply close picture of it i presume

  2. Steve Creek October 17, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    They are pretty tame that is for sure.

  3. delforges October 17, 2012 at 11:50 am #

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

  4. Cindy October 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

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

  5. kathyck October 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

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

  6. Julie G. October 18, 2012 at 11:22 am #

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

  7. Becky October 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    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.

  8. Weekend Cowgirl October 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Nice shot. I never have any hang long enough to photograph!!

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