Tag: Mourning dove

Mourning doves are welcome in my garden

Mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) are year-round New Jersey inhabitants, although they make partial migrations in search of food. They are ground feeders. Their fawn color with black spots helps to camouflage them on the ground. Although they are the most hunted bird in the…

March changes

Look at this. The first week of March. We just had 6″ of snow on top of a foot of ice pack. The temp has been at zero most mornings. We had the third coldest February on record for this area. It seems that…

Mourning dove in March

Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). The last photos I had taken of mourning doves were on January 26. I’m pretty sure the doves were around after that. I just didn’t take photos of them. Guess I thought they would always be here. But then they…

Mourning dove

Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). Mourning doves seem to live everywhere except in forests. They are the most frequently hunted bird in the country, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They often perch on overhead wires, making them ridiculously easy targets.  I’ve known some…