Mourning Dove

Not for nothing are Mourning Doves commonly known as “Dopes” … they are certainly very attractive birds in a muted sort of way but they are quite ridiculously silly birds. As a species their survival tactics seem to be fly very, very fast and if that doesn’t work try to ensure that you have laid and hatched a suitably huge numbers of eggs so that at least one or two from a clutch make it through to the next breeding season.

We often get groups of up to ten or more at dusk sitting around the rim of the heated water bath we keep – all facing out, tails in the water and mutually pooping to add “body” to the water. Silly birds.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 February, 2020
  • Focal length: 132.24mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s