Category Archives: Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove With Missing Eye

I was doing my evening check on all the bird feeders and noticed something peculiar about this particular Mourning Dove.  It seems to be missing an eye.  I could not tell if the eye is missing because of disease or because it is due to a fight with another bird.  Anyone ever seen anything like […]

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Do The Birds Like The Birdstream? Take A Look

So I spend all this money on 8 different cameras, and what camera gives me the best videos of the birds in the bird stream?  The Wingscapes Birdcam.  Oh well. The Doves must really like it.  You’ll see 3 Doves all together drinking and then splashing water on one another.  If you watch the video […]

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Disappearing Bird Stream Construction Stage Three

I’m now on stage 3 of my disappearing bird stream.  I’ve finished most of the actual layout.  I still need to mortar the rocks, get a ton of mulch for the whole area, and do some more landscaping. I had delivered 3000 pounds of moss rock, and smaller amounts of river pebbles and pond rock […]

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You Know You Have A Squirrel Problem When…

Houston, we have a problem.  The problem is Squirrels!  I download the videos and pictures from the Wingscapes Birdcam and out of 217 images and videos (combined), 99% had Squirrels in them. Apparently the Squirrels are gorging themselves so much they can’t even move.  Look at this Squirrel!  It’s actually laying down in the bird […]

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A Day With The New Wingscapes Birdcam

I thought I would offer up a mini-review of my new Wingscapes Birdcam.  I’ve only spent a day and a half with it, and it does take some thought process on where to place the Birdcam for the optimum pictures and video. I’ll also say this.  The bigger SD card you can get, the better.  […]

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Birds And Butterflies Update

I apologize for not providing any pictures or updates as of late.  I’ll try and take and post new pictures tomorrow. Despite the lack of pictures, I can give everyone a verbal update. The Purple Martin babies (the original 5) all seemed to have fledged now.  There are probably 20 Martins flying around every night.  […]

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Mourning Dove With Avian Pox: Graphic

I saw some new looking Mourning Dove today.  As I approached closer, I could tell something with not right with this bird. Look at all the growths around the beak and the feet.  This bird doesn’t appear to be in good shape at all.  Leecy sent an email to the Wildlife Rescue place to find […]

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A Comparison Of Doves With A Flower

Didn’t get too much time to shoot this afternoon, but did get a couple of decent shots of 2 different type Doves we have feeding in our backyard. The first is the Eurasian Collared Dove.  I’ve also heard people call this the Ring Neck Dove. These birds are not native to the US, they were […]

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Dove Mouth Disease (Graphic Warning)

Warning.  These next two pictures are gross.  I noticed this weird looking Dove from a distance today and I was hoping to get a picture of it. Unfortunately, I did get some pictures, but they are not that good, and what they do show is gross.  I think this Dove is infected with Trichomoniasis. After […]

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Two Types Of Doves

Another new image of something I’ve never been able to get a picture of.  It’s a Eurasian Collared Dove.  It’s somewhat of a rare Dove for Houston, and it’s non-native. Here’s the Eurasian Collared Dove.  It’s quite a bit larger than the Mourning Dove and it also has that ring around its neck. Here’s a […]

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Bird Fight

The Mourning Doves are generally peaceful birds.  The Woodpecker never is.  He always tries to scare the other birds off when he is feeding. In the end, nobody won, as all of their flapping (Doves) and squawking (Woodpecker) scared everyone off the feeder. Here’s the Woodpecker squawking just a little louder.

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