The Mourning Dove is our most abundant and widespread dove and is found in a wide variety of habitats. Winters can be hard on Doves as they seem to have difficulty scratching through snow and ice to get to food. Doves are mostly seed eaters that feed on the ground.
This bird was carved from walnut and I used old nails for its eyes — and it took a while to finish. It sat on top of the refrigerator for months just waiting for its finishing touches (carving and paint).