Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
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Enjoying the Water Sprinklers
enjoying the water sprinklers

enjoying sprinklers

enjoying the sprinklers

enjoying sprinklers

Mourning Dove - 12 May 2013 - Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah
dove- 12 May 2013

Photo Details - ©Nicky Davis
1 through 4.  Photos of doves using sprinklers to shower. Several doves were lifting their wings way over their backs to get  wet under the wings.  After doing one side they switched to the other wing.  At first they looked as if they were injured but they were all just getting a good shower bath.

5.  Mourning Dove waiting for his turn at the  seed dish

12 inch long, 18 inches wing span, brown gray, small head, tail long and pointed, black spots on wing coverts. dark bill, pinkish yellow legs and feet

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