"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Mourning dove's coo coo signals the start of nesting season

I heard the advertising call of a mourning dove on Feb. 1. It seems a little early, but a male was perched on the peak of the neighbor's roof cooing in his mournful sounding way. A female flew up to meet him and he humped over to her with his neck flared out. She immediately flew away. Spring isn't far away. Watch for nesting behaviors this month. Happy Birding! J.J.

1 comment:

  1. Awwww they're so sweet. Mourning doves frequent my area - Burbank, but we used to have spotted doves. They would make a loud cooing sound during the day, I wonder what became of them.