The White-winged Dove is a favorite Rio Grande Valley native. They do not migrate the way most birds do, they can be seen all over the place ~ south to Panama and as far north as Oklahoma! As our towns have grown and adversely affected habitats, the White-winged Doves have adapted their range to include urban settings, thanks to backyard feeders and water sources.
The White-winged Dove is easily distinguished from other doves by their white dash across their wings. It is also easy to tell adult from a young one, by the pretty blue around the adult’s eye.
They prefer to build nests in thick, wooded areas, but when they can’t find that, your big Ash, Pecan or Live Oak tree will do just fine! Their nests are usually pretty flimsy, but they will use them for the whole season…usually having two batches of chicks a year.
Whitewing are vegetarians, so fill those feeders up with things like whole corn, small fruits and seeds and the buffet line will fly right in!
Spring Feeder Buffet!
It's been suggested, and we love the idea, to incorporate and use all the colors represented in the pictures above into your creation... flowers, water, leaves!
So, here are a few Lamb's Loom shop yarn suggestions for your project! Come by and get yours, or give us a call and we will ship to you...and as always, feel free to dive into your own stash! ☺