Snapped from my back yard in Arizona, this mother Morning Dove had nested in a low tree-like bush to hatch her young. I believe she was the same Morning Dive that I had been injured and was rescued from a deserted rental house. I kept her in a box on the kitchen counter for several weeks as she recuperated from a wounded wing. After a few days I would take her to the back yard and let her lose. I figured that if I couldn’t catch her back she was ready to be free.
Later that same year this Morning Dove stared her family and allowed me to get within a couple of feet to capture her again on camera.