Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mourning Dove in My Garage

Mourning Dove in my garage

Last week I was doing some work in the yard, and left the garage door open for much of the day. In the early afternoon, I stepped from the kitchen into the garage and startled a Mourning Dove that had been perched on the garage door mechanism. It fluttered around in confusion, and then landed back on its original perch. I tried shooing in out the door, but each time it merely flew around for a while, and then returned to its spot. Finally, I went back into the house and got my camera. If the Mourning Dove wanted to stay in my garage, then maybe I should get some pictures of it. Apparently the bird just wanted its picture taken. As soon as I snapped off a couple shots, it swooped down off the door mechanism, turned, and flew straight out the door opening. It didn't stop until it reached the top of the large tree across the street.

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