And we're having so much fun watching them!.
They are Mourning Doves also called Western Turtle Doves.
They are 11 to 13 inches in length which includes their 5-7 inch tail.
They are migratory birds and usually fly south for the Winter.
But sometimes they choose to overwinter.
We're so glad they did!
They provide our Winter entertainment,
though we only see them when the sun shines.
Can't blame them a bit...
that does look cold on their little feet.
Step lightly, dear.
They enjoy the seeds that the little birds drop from the feeder.
I guess you could call them
The Clean-up Crew.
It is believed that they mate for life.
Such a sweet thought.
The male assists in building their nest.
He's also a hands on kind of Dad
and diligently helps incubate and feed their little ones.
They will always have a home in my gardens.
As long as they choose to stay.
We're hoping for babies this Spring!