A Mourning Dove observed in The Colony, Texas

Mourning Dove - Mesquite Tree
Mourning Dove - Mesquite Tree

Observation Details

CityThe Colony
DateNov 7, 2009
Time of DayNoon
TemperatureCool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Type of BehaviorRoaming
ObserverChris Jackson

One Reply to “Mourning Dove – Mesquite Tree”

  1. I live in Garland. Here we hardly have any mourning doves these days. We have plenty of white-winged doves and collared doves. I used to love the mourning doves and their soulful, soothing song. The white-wings, on the other hand, offer a creepy song that sounds like “Sell us your soul!” and the collared doves just give us a frenetic “hoo-HOO-hoo” repeated anywhere from three to twenty-something times in rapid succession. Frankly, I think city pigeons have more pleasant calls. The mourning doves used to gather on the ground under our sweetgum trees and pluck seeds from the fruit, especially on cold mornings in the winter, and they nested about 8-15 feet above the ground in our trees and shrubs. The white-wings and collareds are mostly heard, not seen.

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