Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Abundant Doves

One of the most abundant of my winter species this year are Mourning Doves.  We certainly have a lot of them!  Last spring saw a super-harvest of these characters and they're all fat and happy grazing mainly on safflower seed.  Truth be told there are so many of them hanging around I am beginning to perceive them as "Gray Crows" or some such: practical pests.  But the doves are harmless, sort of like the coffee heads at the local cafe.  I wonder what spring will bring.  Can the property support more of them or does a territorial imperative take over?

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