Backyard birds, Mourning Dove. I took this snapshot on the early morning of August 30, 2016. I love hearing this bird coo and the sound of their wings as they take flight.
Did you know? “You can see Mourning Doves nearly anywhere except the deep woods. Look for them in fields or patches of bare ground, or on overhead perches like telephone wires.”
“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.”
“Mourning Doves eat roughly 12 to 20 percent of their body weight per day, or 71 calories on average.” Source: All About Birds
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