Ann

I was just outside on my patio and saw the doves had come back to the same Ficus tree they nested in last year to start over again. Daddy dove had a twig in his mouth. Am truly amazed. How would they know to come back to the same tree a year later. Would love someone tell me the answer.


Comment
Ah, Ann there in lies the mystery. How and why do birds know where to migrate south each year, after nesting? And how do young birds -who often migrate after their parents - know where to go?
Birds have another sense that is not available to humans. Happy Birding!
Susan

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Great Bird Story?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. White chunky bird with black trim and feathery "pantaloons".

    Sep 28, 16 08:59 PM

    Bird looks like a white pigeon , black on wings with feathery tops of kegs

    Read More

  2. need help with ID

    Sep 28, 16 06:59 AM

    I saw a flock of around 20 medium sized birds (smaller than a gull, but possibly a little larger than a robin),they were 1 1/2 miles from the confluence

    Read More

  3. Flickers Galore

    Sep 27, 16 07:58 AM

    We live in the Midwest and have been seeing as many as ten flickers eating in my neighbors yard. I think they are eating grubs. I have never seen that

    Read More