Joyce's and Monroe's Backyard Birds / Mourning Dove

Last Update: 4/2/2016

We have 5 or 6 Mourning Doves in our neighborhood. We usually see them on the ground under the feeder, eating the seeds knocked down there by the other birds. They make a very distinctive "woo woo woo" sound, and when they take off to fly away there's a fluttering, whistling noise from their wings.

Mourning Dove

One of the Mourning Doves on the ground under our feeder, June 2003.

Mourning Dove

A Mourning Dove eats grapes on our deck, December 2003.

Mourning Dove

This Mourning Dove was at our feeder in January 2007.

I saw this bird at Mariner Point Park on January 30th, 2016.

Mourning Dove