Good Mourning


One minute of Nature inspirited meditation to start your day.

The Mourning Dove is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading game bird.  Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year. Its plaintive woo-OO-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing. The bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph).  Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds, but the young are fed crop milk by their parents.

This video was taken on the MPG Ranch which is located at the north end of the Sapphire Mountain Range in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. For more information on the producer,  mpgranch.com


Source: Thank you korraled

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  1. I love their song…I wish they were called “Morning Doves” even tho’ they coo all day…It pains me to think of them grieving..

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    • There’s a bit more to the story that I edited in the Wiki summary.

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      • “It pains be to think of them grieving…” – Here’s what I edited out:

        “It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading gamebird, with more than 20 million birds (up to 70 million in some years) shot annually in the U.S., both for sport and for meat. Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year.”

        TMI?

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  2. their resiliency and constancy keeps them on the planet in the face of such adversity.

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  3. One of my favorite parts of growing up on a farm. This one sounds a bit hoarse.

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  4. I have always loved the call of the mourning dove…I find it so soothing…

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  5. I love the call too–so lovely–thanks David–and to think I almost skipped this one!

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  6. Beautiful Birds, Indeed

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  7. I never tire of hearing the sound of the mourning dove.

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  8. Their call always makes me think of Mexico. They have some kind of doves there – maybe not exactly the same kind but the call is similar. They might be Eurasian collared doves, not sure. Anyway, dove calls make me think of warm weather and relaxing holidays.

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  9. Did you see that Dove take a dump! Opsey, sorry. I must say, I love waking up with the birds, Dave. Laughing.

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  10. Very nice,thanks for this..peaceful

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