Mourning Doves are continually repopulating our back yard. It’s easy to watch them because they place their nests in conspicuous places. No wonder the death toll is so high; guess that’s the reason for frequent procreation.
I would bet that a few of them have been lost to the stealthy Cooper’s Hawk that visits occasionally. I’ve never seen any evidence that this occurs, but it is part of backyard life.
Mourning Doves are pretty birds that we enjoy all year long. What birds are nesting in your yard?
This year seems a bit different from years past. I’ve noticed that birds are nesting late and the ones doing so are still juveniles themselves. Not sure why that is; just noticed that it’s unusual for our backyard.
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