Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I think we have some mourning doves frequenting our yard but I'm not absolutely sure. They've been in the neighborhood for some time. You could hear their "hoo, hoo" call and see them on the telephone lines.  They looked more like doves to me on the phone lines than they do up close.

The last week or so they've been hanging in our apple trees and even using the bird bath. A treat for me. They're like the picture (best one I could find) but at least one has a black ring all the way around its neck. None of the pictures I've found show a full ring around the neck. At least one of them just has a couple black patches on each side of the neck as you can barely see in the picture. Maybe the full ring is a male?

Anyone know what else they might be if they're not mourning doves?


At 3:11 PM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

Sure don't. All we get here are jays,robins and sparrows.

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably 'turtle doves' but also could be http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/eurasian-collared-dove/

lots of amazing birdage in HumCo.

At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are indeed Morning Doves. Love their sound!

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Eurasian dove. They are much bigger than a mourning dove also.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Dove hunter said...

Eurasian dove. They are much bigger than a mourning dove also.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

We were just talking about this when your post appeared. We were looking at a bird book and thought Winged Turtle Dove. They're in Africa but the book says some were released in Southern CA and might have made their way up here.

I was thinking white winged dove, too, but I'm not so sure now after seeing another picture of it.


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