the doves came to join
redbirds, sparrows and chickadees
They gathered around the feeder
and shared sunflower seeds and
had not been here since
they built their nest in the plum-tree
Such peaceful birds, the Mourning Doves
moved in and around the flock
c Copyright, 2013 Freeda Baker Nichols
Note: Cameo pattern of poetry. Seven lines with exact syllable count in free verse. 2-5-8-3-8-7-2
We get dove here often. And of course Cardinals. It’s the NC state bird.
That’s interesting, but I don’t have an answer for it. I’ll watch my plum tree this spring and see if the dove nests there again. It was not a very good place, actually. Not private enough, but she might have been on her first nest. 🙂
I have heard that Doves go to the same place year after year where they built their first nest, wonder if this is so.
A pair of doves joined a pair of cardinals and juncos –all on the ground this morning. Good cameo sequence.
Thanks, Pat. Bird-watching is fun this time of year.
One day I counted over 30 Doves feeeding…It was just awesome…
That does sound awesome. Saw a different bird today . Not sure what kind. It had an orange chest.