You may think you only see one Dove. Look again, on the fence. The other Dove is hiding behind the Grape vine. Dove are not near the smartest birds compared with other birds, but they always survive somehow.
Category Archives: Mourning Dove
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 […]
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 […]
Late this afternoon I decided to test out my new hidden birdcam on my disappearing bird stream. Shortly after I started recording, a Mourning Dove leisurely strolled back and forth in front of the birdcam and bird stream.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Part of the advantage of waking up early for taking pictures is that the light is much better than it is in the evening. I haven’t paid that close of attention before, but after these photos I must say that Doves really do have a beautiful flight (does that make sense?). I kinda messed up. […]
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.