Monday, September 14, 2009


Photo: Diane Edwardson, August 19, 2009. Juvenile Mourning Doves, Corralitas Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Mourning Doves always seem to chose your favorite potted plant to nest in. The juveniles hang around the nesting site for weeks, making a mess, even after learning to fly. The large number of Mourning Doves in Red Car Canyon attract Cooper's Hawks, which prey on the doves.