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Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Birches and their Neighbors - Day 28

Tracks Left By a Mourning Dove 

A path in the snow  
- with a cone from a tamarack tree  

Easily identified by its long tapering tail, and light beige coloring, the Mourning Dove is a common sight in tree branches and on telephone wires. The name "mourning dove" comes from the birds' long-drawn-out coo-coo-coo call that has been described as sounding like a lament.
The Mourning Dove's diet is mostly small seeds, which the birds peck from the ground, moving quickly to hunt for more food and avoid predators. But they don't stay on the ground for long, zooming back to their secure perches again. These tracks are the evidence that they have been here.

1 comment:

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

A critter photo! Yay! Haunting... I always thought the mourning doves were named for their soft color because I find their cooing to be soothing. owell Do they munch on catkins? I know they like millet from the birdseed mix, and that is a smaller but round seed.


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