We’ve met in my backyard a few times over the last month. Mostly just a quick, “Hey, how’s it going?”. She stays on her side of the yard and I stay on mine……but, Saturday she tried to come in the house when I opened the patio doors. Since she was feeling so friendly, I thought I’d say hello! I know it may seem like I’m a little crazy about animals, but I assure you the feeling is mutual!
Now, at the moment I have no bird feeders, bird baths, or anything like that. We do occasionally throw some bird seed on the grass in the backyard, which brings a few Mourning Doves, as well as a handful of other birds. Generally, they are fairly cautious and will fly away if you get too close, which comes as no surprise. My surprise comes from this healthy, and apparently happy dove who has decided that she wanted some human friends. She’s come back to the house a few times in the last couple days. She will pretty much stay for as long as my girlfriend or I will sit with her.
Now I don’t know how common it is for Doves to be this friendly, I can only go by the doves I see in my backyard. And this, is the complete opposite of the way every other dove that comes in my backyard behaves. Oh, and when I say this friendly, I should point out there is some stuff that I couldn’t show in the video because, well I couldn’t block the faces out, which sucks. Needless to say she seems to enjoy climbing on people and walking around on their back or shoulders……or head.
Hmmmmmmmm, I think I may have to go house hunting after work………..birdhouse hunting that is!