For the love, understanding, and protection of birds
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.
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.