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Sujata roy

Morrisville, NC, USA


The mourning doves are abundant feeder birds and are the most quietest and patient birds. I had the opportunity to see a pair mate and before that, they were like bill-crossed lovers. One of the frames I saw a beautiful heart shape formed when the bills crossed. This image is very dear to me and also since the birds, mate for life. I love the cooing sounds they make and also the way they walk with their neck strut movements.They also have beautiful “tones of blue” eye shadow!! It always saddens me when one of the dove pair is taken by any raptor, it leaves the other member of the pair lonely. But I always hope that they get their mate in future.


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