That Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry

Mourning Dove

F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 1600.

Mourning Dove

Day 215 / 365

What art style is loved by doves?


The Coo-bist Period.

Interesting Fact: During the breeding season, you might see three Mourning Doves flying in tight formation, one after another. This is a form of social display. Typically the bird in the lead is the male of a mated pair. The second bird is an unmated male chasing his rival from the area where he hopes to nest. The third is the female of the mated pair, which seems to go along for the ride. ( )




  1. Lovely photo with really crisp details. I have mourning doves in my garden daily but “mine” are rather chubbier than this sleek bird. I think mine must get over-fed. Thanks for the Prince earworm.

    • Thank you very much, I appreciate you stopping by and sharing with us about your mourning doves. I didn’t expect the Prince song to be that of earworm. 🙂

  2. Never seen a tan coloured dove before…must’ve been sat in the sun! 😀

  3. These are some of my favorite birds – I love their cooing and that blue eyeliner is so chic!

  4. This is the most common bird in some areas in the city I live. I never get sick of their call. Almost owl-like. Keep up the great work!

    • Thank you very much, it makes me very happy to see that you enjoyed my work. You are right they do have that almost owl-like sound. 😉

  5. Beautiful. The doves in my garden are the friendliest of birds and probably the most gentle.

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