With the temperatures barely above 0 F yesterday (for the first time in a while), I was surprised to see a dove at the bird feeder. Is this the sole survivor of the small flock of six birds that visited my yard earlier this winter?
We are at the northern limit of the Mourning Dove’s winter range. While they might be able to tolerate the cold, they have to be able to find enough of the right kind of seed, usually at bird feeders. Without its buddies for protection and company, it is a lonesome dove indeed.