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Macomb, Michigan, USA
Mourning Doves are the camera hogs and clowns in my backyard. They seem to love the camera, and often sit there, seemingly admiring themselves, which can result in the most hilarious shots.
Category 5: Avian Antics
I would die for him
Wow who knew I could eat all the seed!
Cute and puffy!
Beautiful puffy Mourning Dove ❤️
Always love Ostdrossel’s MoDos!
Love the pump and swag
How could someone NOT vote for such a majestic mourning dove?!
I vote for How You Doin Mourning Dove
He is a sphere and I love him 🙂
Always like to see what’s going on at Ostdrossel
Wonderfully fun photo!
The dove is winking at the camera, which is really funny! Great shot! Good luck!
The one and only Puff Meister!
I would like to enter a photo.
Jeanne Wilder, go to the pain page, it will tell you how to submit a photo 🙂
I wish to carress him in my hands he looks so delicate, soft, and strikes a resemblance to everything precious in the world
To me it seems like majestic and plump at once xD love you, birdie.
💙💙 so adorable. I always love your puffy captures of these cuties!
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