The Mourning Dove is found everywhere in the county, arriving
generally from the first week to the last week in March and
leaving in October and November. Single birds and flocks
of from three to six have been found wintering here during the
last five winters.
They lay their two eggs early in May and raise two and sometimes
three broods. A nest is occasionally found containing
three or four eggs, when two females use the same nest.
The nest is a makeshift affair and may be found on top of
horizontal limbs, low down or high up, in forks, on stumps, in
vines, and even on the bare ground.
The Dove builds its nest in the city in favorable localities,
such as the Country Club and Rockhill regions, Cliff Drive,
Swope Park, and all the cemeteries.