But, today they are back again. It makes me so happy for some reason. Maybe because we had Mourning Doves in Michigan. Makes me think of *home*... I want to read what kind of seed/bird feeder they like. I could put one by my little tree. I have a bird feeder in the back yard; one with seed, one with suet. When I first put them out, the birds started to come to them. But I hardly see any birds there anymore. :( And the seed hasn't gone down at all, either. Maybe we need to plant a tree there so they feel "safe".... We don't have any animals and our back yard is all fenced in. So it has me stumped. Oh well. Maybe I'll move those to the front yard for the mourning doves. That would be so cool if we got to see the baby birds. I wouldn't want to hurt them or make the parents abandon them though. Well have a great day everyone...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Yesterday morning, I was sitting here by the computer drinking my coffee. I kept hearing this noise. I thought it was our six year old awake, making noises already (he is the king of weird noises maker) :P But he was still asleep. I looked out the front door thinking it might be a bird or something (Duh!!) It was a mourning dove, on the front pillar (?) to the front patio. See it on the ledge? It made me so happy!! Then, later on, I saw there was another one; on the other ledge. It was like they were guarding my front door. ha ha. I think they are mates, because one is really fat!! (Eggs!) I read about it a little bit, here. It says they usually lay two eggs. I went outside later to water my tree in the front yard and get the mail. I looked for a nest up on the roof, but I couldn't see anything. There is a link you can click on somewhere on that site if you want to hear what a mourning dove sounds like. I love it. :-)
Posted by Tina at 8:56 AM