The kind of feeder(s) you utilize in your yard play a serious function in figuring out whether or not or not any mourning doves will probably be tempted to cease by. The massive, plump our bodies of mourning doves (that make them so cute) additionally inherently make them fairly a bit much less dainty and never as able to maneuvering sure sorts of feeders as smaller birds. Due to this, mourning doves are almost certainly to land on massive, open platform feeders that enable them to comfortably hang around. A big, open feeder will even enable extra mourning doves to go to a single feeder without delay.
After all, it is at all times doable for mourning doves to eat the meals that drops to the bottom from any kind of feeder, although a platform feeder provides them a cushty place to really eat their meals – since they do not really eat it when they’re plucking round on the bottom. Equally to how squirrels retailer meals of their cheeks for later, mourning doves stockpile meals in an enlarged a part of their esophagus to be eaten for later. This meals stockpile is what typically offers a mourning dove’s chest that notoriously (cute) pudgy look.
Although mourning doves will typically spend loads of time on the bottom gathering fallen seeds, they sometimes wait till they’re safely off the bottom earlier than they let their guard down sufficient to eat and relaxation. That is when they are going to be notably appreciative of your open, platform feeder.