“Mourning dove. Related posts: A dove spotted this morning.” OK, fair enough.
This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas.
Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one).
More info: City Nature Challenge
House Sparrow on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on post) on iNaturalist
Eurasian Collared-Dove (on cable) On iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on post) on iNaturalist
Brewer’s Blackbird (on cable) on iNaturalist
Two or three of these doves were wandering around.
Was going to run to the store after work before curfew hit. Stores were already closed. Came back, got out of the car & saw, I kid you not, a mourning dove on a wire and a red-tailed hawk circling behind it.
Hard to tell on the phone resolution, but damn, you can’t make this shit up.
A dove spotted this morning. I just walked around the neighborhood and most of the birds I spotted were on cables like this.
My 1000th observation posted to #iNaturalist!
Normally I have to take photos of doves with a zoom lens, but this one was just calmly sitting in a tree, making its “Ooh-Ooh” call. It didn’t even fly off when I walked around the tree to get a better angle with my phone.
Most likely a Eurasian Collared Dove, one of several types I’ve seen around the Los Angeles area.
I can sort of see that with the first image, but the second one makes it blindingly obvious!
@KelsonV I just realized it’s literally confusing hawks and doves.
When I found the photo, I particularly noticed the blue eyelids.