Mourning Doves Under a Pear Tree

My 3-in-1 pear tree is covered with small quinces right now,  as well as many leaves. These mourning doves have taken the opportunity to rest underneath it.

Oftentimes, one would expect to find birds foraging, building a nest, looking for mates, and so on. But this is like a little slice of life. And this is not the first time that mourning doves have visited this tree. Spa day!

One of the great pleasures of gardening, for me, is that it allows me to indulge in birdwatching on a daily basis. I enjoy the opportunity to better understand their behavior and to look more closely at their features for identifying marks.

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE:  The quince is related to apples and pears, whose seeds are highly toxic if ingested.  For this reason, do not ingest the seeds of the quince. More information on toxic plants can be found here:


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