MOURNING DOVES – Marilyn Armstrong

Although I appreciate the Doves — they are our major “clean up” birds — they have got to be the dullest birds in the wood. They stake out a claim on a branch and just sit there.

Occasionally, they turn their heads right or left. Every now and then, they lift a wing and stick their head under it.

Mostly, they sit. Like big, brown cushions, they relax on a thick branch which is their version of a recliner, I think. They seem to be waiting for something, but I have no idea what it might be.

One Mourning Dove
Almost looking at each other!
Notice that their heads moved

Sometimes, they look at each other. Usually, they just stare vacantly ahead. The good news is that they are pretty big and if you can find the right setting (on MY camera it’s “Setting” as primary), they make a pretty picture.

But they don’t do anything but sit on that branch and stare.

Oh wow! Looking at each other! So exciting!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

10 thoughts on “MOURNING DOVES – Marilyn Armstrong”

      1. Well that is thinking! Even if it’s about food. Some of the humans are so engrossed in search for living and food that they don’t think about anything else.

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  1. I’m anything but an expert in birds, so I just assumed all doves were white since that seems to be how they’re frequently portrayed, particularly when used for a symbol of peace…

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  2. I suspect they’re waiting for the weather to either break or start…we have mourning doves around here (I love to listen to their cooing) and those things startle if a mouse farts. So maybe yours are just lethargic after a visit to your buffet o’ wonderful seeds OR they’re sick or something…

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