30 December 2015
One of the very common birds in Ontario is Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura. Common it may be, but it is uncommonly beautiful and worthy of our attention.
This individual was perched on the edge of the bird bath yesterday where the water was frozen. Winter has been exceedingly mild until a few days ago, but we are finally getting a little of the kind of weather we should be getting at this time of the year.
Mourning Doves will cope with winter, although in severely cold weather they sometimes get frost bitten toes.
This one seems to have the right kind of attitude to tackle whatever winter brings!
Perhaps it will stay around to breed and bring its young to our yard. We will look forward to spring together.