Friday, December 7, 2007

Mourning Doves

For the past five years, my friend Peggi and I participated in the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas. It was an ambitious project in which the province of Ontario was broken up into squares and bird breeding activity was recorded in each square. Peggi and I monitored the square in which we were both living (so the feeder outside the window was a good start). The Atlas is expected to be published in early 2008.

1 comment:

Susan Williamson said...

What a great photo! When Emma was a little girl, she found a mourning dove with an injured wing. I took the bird to the vet who said she couldn't do anything, so I brought the bird home and barricaded off an area for it to recover. The bird lived in our kitchen for three weeks and then flew out the back door when I opened it one morning. I like to think that he/she was reunited with its mate.


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