House Finches at Birdcam

Summer Birds at the Birdcam

September 4, 2023 - ...Birdcam recap from Summer 2023. Mourning Doves, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, and our extra-early Painted Bunting! Read more

Mourning Dove

Backyard Birding

August 27, 2020 - So do the Mourning Doves, whose juveniles have already learned to call "look out below" as they come in for food!... Read more

Mourning Dove

Birds on Bird Finials

May 5, 2017 - Red-winged Blackbird on Finial Male Painted Bunting next to Finial Greenie Painted Bunting Next to Finial Northern Cardinal on Finial Mourning Dove next to Finial American Goldfinches on Finial Hehe, yep!... Read more

Mourning Dove

The Clownarounds (a.k.a. Mourning Doves)

April 24, 2017 -  "Look out below!!"  Anybody who has Mourning Doves in the backyard will understand my meaning....  Mourning Doves are so common that people often overlook them.... This is how I usually see the Mourning Doves.... Read more

Mourning Dove

Early April in the Backyard

April 20, 2017 -  Birdseed in the feeders, come and get it!" I was in the blind one afternoon when I was surprised to see a juvenile Mourning Dove with his parents.... Read more

Mourning Dove

Goldy’s Backyard Bird Count

February 24, 2017 -  Highlights included: Northern Cardinals (breeding pair) Brown Thrashers (breeding pair) Common Ground Doves (breeding pair) Tons of Mourning Doves (anxious suitors) Painted Buntings (just friends*) * Rich's contribution to this blog post!... With my Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches, you may find it amusing that one of my desired backyard…... Read more

Mourning Dove

Hurricane Matthew Update

October 8, 2016 - ...We were very fortunate that Hurricane Matthew stayed offshore.  We got 4 inches of rain and a long, boring day of wind.  The cats thought it was great because we brought all the patio furniture inside, giving them ample new places to hide.  Gosh they look small out on the empty porch… The doves didn’t understand […] Read more

Mourning Dove

Colorful Backyard Fun

April 20, 2016 - Brown Thrasher and Mourning Dove When the baths were over, everybody headed over to the feeders for a quick snack.... Read more

Ornithology 101

September 6, 2011 - ...This is a special guest post by our cat Goldilocks.  We call Goldy our resident ornithologist.  She spends most of her days at our windows, watching outside to see the birds there.  When she was younger, a call of “bird bird bird!” from anywhere in the house would bring her running.  Now she is training […] Read more

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove Family

July 13, 2011 - It was well past sunset a few nights ago when Rich and I came across this little family of Mourning Doves down the street.... Read more

Such a Tame Dove

May 17, 2011 - An incredibly tame dove found the extra birdseed under my seed cake feeder tonight.  I wonder if she's the baby dove that we saw a few weeks ago in a nest at Ian's house?  I know Mourning Doves are common, but this bird intrigued me.  She let me crouch down…... Read more

Silly Doves

May 6, 2011 - We came across two Mourning Doves on our walk tonight.  One was bigger, seemed wary of us, and flew off as we approached ("look out below!!")  The other was smaller, and he sat watching as I squatted down to take his picture.  I wonder if he's a relatively young dove. …... Read more

Our Newest Neighbor

April 28, 2011 - Ian introduced us to our newest neighbor tonight.  The Mourning Dove nest at Kathy and Sean's has hatched and there is a small baby on the nest.  Rich and I wonder how the mother manages to come and go from the nest to bring it food, without knocking the poor…... Read more

Some Backyard Surprises

April 12, 2011 - Bald Eagle Kathy and Sean showed me a Mourning Dove's nest in their palm tree right outside their front door.  It's about five feet high (Rich wondered how in the world the bird managed to fly up there consistently enough to make her nest!)  I've often wondered where these birds…... Read more

Cold Mourning Doves!

January 14, 2011 - Mourning Dove This dove was in Carla and Peter's oak tree.  He blended in so well that I almost walked past him.  Then I went back to get the "camouflage" shot.... Mourning Dove... Read more

Fountain Doves

June 14, 2010 - We saw these Mourning Doves sitting on our fountain when we went out for our walk this evening.   We're not sure how they managed the dexterity to both land, and they managed to stay, too!  "Look out below!" Mourning Dove... Read more