While I love the mournful coos of mourning doves, a bird that seems to be very prevalent in and around Phoenix, I often wonder if the locals find them as commonplace or even annoying as robins here in the Midwest or seagulls along the coast.

I captured an awful lot of photos of them during my recent trip.  Here are three of my favorites.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

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Dove Photo #1.  A mourning dove checks me out from high up in a Saguaro cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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Dove Photo #2.  This dove posed for quite a while on the thick branch of a joshua tree.

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Dove Photo #3.  These love birds allowed me to get rather close and snap several photographs of them.

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Join the conversation! 13 Comments

  1. I have a hard time choosing one I like better than the other. I like them all.

  2. I like the 3rd one best! Very pretty.

  3. 3, 1 , 2 in that order… but they are all good.

  4. I always see them in pairs around my yard, so I have to go with #3. They are such sweet gentle birds!

    • Apparently males and females split parenting duties equally, even when it comes to sitting with the unhatched eggs. Nice!

  5. The third one is just too wonderful. 🙂

  6. Yes I do! #1, #2, and #3 🙂

  7. The third one is adorable 😀


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Nature, One Thing, Three Ways, Photography, Travel


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