Thursday, April 18, 2013

Preening mourning dove (Photo blog)

Yesterday, 4/17/2013, I had the chance to actually catch a mourning dove preening in the tree off from our back deck. At first glimpse, I thought something was wrong with the bird because its feathers were all ruffled...then as I watched and let the shutter click and click...I could see that it actually was cleaning itself!

There's not a whole lot more that I can say...I'll let the photos do the talking!


A while later, I walked out on the back deck and the dove had left evidence behind of its cleaning itself...several fathers lay on the ground.

There is no doubt that birds are amazing to watch...try it sometime!  

Have a great day!




  1. Sorry, that is the one bird (flying rat)I can't stand. Good photos though!


    1. No apologizes! Me--that's my feelings about pigeons! LOL

  2. I lump pigeons & doves all together, right or wrong. They just annoy me & I can't stand them. LOL!