Out For A Run!

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 250.

Mourning Dove

Why did the picture go to jail?

Because it was framed.

Interesting Fact:  Perhaps one reason why Mourning Doves survive in the desert: they can drink brackish spring water (up to almost half the salinity of sea water) without becoming dehydrated the way humans would. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove )

Just The Two Of Us!

F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 320.

Mourning Dove

Two girlfriends are chatting:

My ex-husband was very responsible.

If anything went wrong, he was usually responsible for it.

Interesting Fact: The Mourning Dove is the most widespread and abundant game bird in North America. Every year hunters harvest more than 20 million, but the Mourning Dove remains one of our most abundant birds with a U.S. population estimated at 350 million. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove/ )


“Peace Is Not Merely A Distant Goal That We Seek, But A Means By Which We Arrive At That Goal.”

Mourning Dove 1

F/10.0, 1/400, ISO 160.

Mourning Dove

Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?

She wanted to stretch her legs.

Interesting Fact: Mourning Doves eat roughly 12 to 20 percent of their body weight per day, or 71 calories on average. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove/lifehistory )

I Will Meet You In The Morning

Mourning Dove

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320.

Mourning Dove

What soap do birds use?


Interesting Fact: Mourning Doves tend to feed busily on the ground, swallowing seeds and storing them in an enlargement of the esophagus called the crop. Once they’ve filled it (the record is 17,200 bluegrass seeds in a single crop!), they can fly to a safe perch to digest the meal. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove/lifehistory )

That Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry

Mourning Dove

F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 1600.

Mourning Dove

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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. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mourning_Dove/lifehistory )