Day 282: Nesting Mourning Birds

I spotted these two while I was taking out the trash. They didn’t seem bothered at all by my presents which allowed me to get some captures. This one was the best out of all of them. Here is some info on the type of nest mourning doves build: “A flimsy assembly of pine needles, twigs, and grass stems, unlined and with little insulation for the young. Over 2 to 4 days, the male carries twigs to the female, passing them to her while standing on her back; the female weaves them into a nest about 8 inches across. Mourning Doves sometimes reuse their own or other species’ nests.” To read more click here

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  1. It seems that doves have it well organized with male and female combining the building of nests. If you look carefully, the couple in this photo look happy, don’t they? The male seems to smile.

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