I generally have a male and female that stay close to my house all year feeding on the ground on the seeds that the smaller birds have dropped. I've had up to a dozen in a flock sporadically come for feedings though.

I generally have a male and female that stay close to my house all year feeding on the ground on the seeds that the smaller birds have dropped. I've had up to a dozen in a flock sporadically come for feedings though.

Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.

Mourning Dove, Ohio - Love the sound of their cooing in the morning, we have a nest just outside one window.

Spring begins this Thursday, and the doves have been singing their courting songs for some time now.

Spring begins this Thursday, and the doves have been singing their courting songs for some time now.

American Mourning Dove. I cared for a dove that had been shot by removing the pellet from her wing. She stayed with me for several months before returning her to her freedom. I hope to meet her again in heaven.

American Mourning Dove. I cared for a dove that had been shot by removing the pellet from her wing. She stayed with me for several months before returning her to her freedom. I hope to meet her again in heaven.

Gorgeous pic of a mother dove! We have many dove pairs and a nest in an eave.

Gorgeous pic of a mother dove! We have many dove pairs and a nest in an eave.

The deepest kind of Peace and Faith are represented by the dove. It is thought to quiet our troubled thoughts and renew our mind and spirit. ~ Unknown

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