They came back to say goodbye!!

by Jan
(Iowa)

I had a pair of mourning doves build a nest right by my porch ...only my screen separated me from them ...about 5 inches away. I would talk softly to the momma and she would cock her head and listen to me.the Daddy was a lot more afraid and would fly up to the high wire and sit there. They had 2 babies and after 12 or so days they were out on the high wire too!! Anyway one morning I went out to my porch and the momma and dad were hanging on the screen stayed there awhile looking at me ...I talked to them ...then they flew away probably south ( i live in Northern Iowa) I believe they were saying goodbye ...I hope they make it back . I am so mad they have a new mourning dove hunting season now in Iowa ...What a shame!!!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Mourning Doves.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Alk2040

    Dec 03, 16 10:11 AM

    Brown to tan bird with some upright feathers on crown a little red stripe on back and bright yellow tipped tail

    Read More

  2. Never seen one before , spotted on the golf course

    Dec 03, 16 10:10 AM

    Medium size bird hopping in the grass then flew off. It had the most irridecent flame red/ orange feathers on the breast the rest was dark . I jave never

    Read More

  3. Spotted bird in planter box

    Nov 28, 16 10:02 AM

    He's a small spotted bird in Southern California. He's burrowing into a planter box in our front courtyard to keep warm. Wondering what kind of bird

    Read More