I was just sitting on our front step talking on the telephone when a young mourning dove landed and walked right up to me. I got up, went in the house and got some crumbs, went back outside and it was still there. I sat down and it came right up to my feet and tried to peck at the laces on my moccasins. I was afraid it couldn't fly since it seemed to be quite young with very furry looking feathers around its neck. It just sat there between my feet but would move away if I tried to touch it. It allowed me to get within about 2 inches with my finger. I finally reached for it and it flew away! I am in awe!
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9/6/08 at 5:24pm