Juvenile Mourning Doves

We have had a lot of Mourning Doves around the feeders this year. I have actively been stocking feeders for 2 1/2 years now and I have never seen as many juvenile Mourning Doves as I did this year.

Juvenile Mourning Dove

My count was 4 pairs of adults and approximately 7 juveniles. Given that the average clutch size is 2 eggs, this would make sense.

Juvenile Mourning Dove from behind

If you are interested, here is a link for a PDF on building a nesting basket for Mourning Doves, provided by All About Birds (PDF Link)

Images captured with Nikon D3x, 600mm f/4 w/TC-14eIII on Lexar Digital Film

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