Yesterday afternoon, I arrived home to find a Mourning Dove nestled in the grass in front of my flower boxes.
When I moved closer to see if it was injured (it was not), it just looked at me but didn't move one bit. I quickly grabbed my camera, and took some photos. All the while, it never moved.
As I expected, it was gone the next morning. I still don't know if it had been hurt in anyway or was simply taking a rest on the shady grass. Either way, it was a delight to see up close!
For more on Mourning Doves, check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology