Friday, May 3, 2013

Mourning Doves and a Bunny

We've had quite a bit of rain the last week or so but this morning clouds were sporadic so I took advantage and went for a walk. I left on my morning walk earlier than normal before breakfast in case it started to rain again. I spotted a pair of mourning doves on the electric line. Mourning doves are very common birds. I'm sure you've heard their calsl, full of lament. If not click on the link and there's a button to press to hear their coo. Mourning doves eat seeds on the ground and store them in their crop and then rest on the telephone lines or elsewhere and digest the seeds at leisure.

A little further down the street I almost missed seeing a bunny sitting perfectly still on the other side of the street. See his little cottontail tucked under. I thought for sure he'd run away but he sat perfectly still with his eye focused intently on me. I walked slowly and carefully as I got closer hoping not to scare him away.

As I passed by I turned and noticed the bunny had moved his head to keep an eye on me.

When I came back down the street the bunny had moved into the grass.

On my way back home I took another photo of the palm emerging from it's winter sleep. I'm itching to make a sculpture with this shape, it's really calling me. But for now I'll just think about it since I have other duties. It's good to know I'll be able to look back here on my own blog and refresh my memory. Up next I hope to show you our new (to us) rolling home we'll be traveling in this summer so stay tuned. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I must admit that the idea of a rolling home is very exciting to me. I follow some blogs that live full time in RVs and love it. I find myself daydreaming.....

  2. Cute photos! I thought you already had a trailer that you were fixing up for your travels.

  3. Ny friend called doves the Who Birds until Jan told her their real name. But WhoWho is exactly what they say.

  4. What a cute bunny. Who doesn't love bunnies? That palm looks almost scary, like it might be best not to get too close.

  5. Boy do I feel dumb! I always knew that they were mourning doves but I always thought it was MORNING doves :/
    Thank you for teaching me something new.

  6. Thanks all not a minute to spare with time running out and lots more packing to do.

    Joanne, who who and then a longer drawn out coo as well, at least the ones here, the ones in California had the who who call.

    Gigi we had a trailer in the past but we sold it, now looking for another one.

    Michele, not sure where I learned they were mourning doves, but their cooing definitely sounds mournful.


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