A ShutterBug Explores ~ Saturday Critters

'Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.'

~ Confucius

Does anyone know if this a baby dove beside the dove?
I have never seen this type of bird on Cape Ann MA.

We are sharing with: Eileen's Saturday Critters.

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  1. Hello,
    Happy Easter Carol!

    The smaller bird with your dove is actually a Brown-headed Cowbird. The Cowbirds seem to be everywhere. Great photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

  2. I don't know Carol, I'm someone will though! :) I have lots of mourning doves in my backyard, so far I haven't noticed any babies...but maybe I haven't really been looking!

  3. Yes, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! It looks certain it's a different bird that shares the rail with the dove.
    Have a nice weekend

  4. That dove is looking like it's enjoying some of the warm sun!

  5. That is a nice photograph.
    I'm pleased Eileen could help with the birds identification.

    Happy weekend wishes.

    All the best Jan

  6. I know that doves have two babies... always.

    Yes, eileeninmd has answered your question.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  7. Yes,.male brown-headed cowbird. They are parasitic nester. A young mourning dove would look much like an adult except it would have spots and perhaps wavy looking.

    1. Lisa ~ I have not been able to comment on your blog for several days now ~Hope you are having a good Easter ~ Xo

  8. I'm glad your question was answered, I had no idea.

  9. Watch out for the cowbirds, i think they are the ones that lay an egg in other birds' nests, and their babies hatch first and throw the unhatched eggs that are supposed to be there out of the nest. The parents then spend all of their time raising an interloper while the cowbirds have no need to raise their own young.

    A blessed and beautiful Happy Easter to you!

  10. I knew Eileen would know the answer. She has helped me many times. Oddly, we have seen mourning dove nests, but never ever smaller doves birds flying around. It’s like they must come out of the nest fully grown.


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