My friends the morning doves

United States
March 6, 2008 9:03am CST
Hubby and I continue to fill our bird feeder in the winter months. It has been frequented by a cardinal or two and a team of small birds (I don't know their variety) all winter. However, in the past few weeks I have had a pair of morning doves to come to the feeder each morning and then again each evening! They are gorgeous and must be living in a tree in my front yard as I can hear their call throughout the day! They are always together at the feeder and it is so sweet to watch! Do you feed birds through the winter months?
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
6 Mar 08
That's sweet! I don't have a bird feeder but sometimes doves come to the kitchen window If I leave some crums out for them. I used to have a parrot when I was a kid, so I can say I really like birds, and in general all animals. :)
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Oh yes! We have corn for the squirrels and birds, and bird feeders too. We've had all sorts visiting through the winter, but now a lot more mourning doves have been coming around and a few other types of birds as well. I saw three robins the other day in the front yard, so there's hope for spring yet!
• United States
7 Mar 08
While I don't have a bird feeder around my house right now, I do think mourning doves are pretty cool. Did you know that the sound they make when flying away is actually from the air whistling through their wings?
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I couldn't afford to put out seed this winter like I usually do. I do put out suet on the trees for them though, and dried bread and fruit when it gets older and too mushy to eat. I love watching the birds! I have a feeder by my picture window in the living room and when they come to nibble, they can't see me but I can see them. I took apart the gingerbread house my grandson made at Christmas and put the pieces in an old mesh onion bag...boy, did they ever love that lol. I do feed the humming birds once they start arriving in the area. I felt bad that I couldn't feed them like I usually do this year. Maybe next year I hope!