Mourning Doves are one of my favorite everyday birds. Most folks think of doves as being peaceful and gentle... they would be wrong. These guys are always in to trouble! If they aren't having lots of dove sex on my back porch, they are running wild through my flowerbeds. Towards the end of February they will start breeding, and will raise several broods through the end of summer/early fall. Their behavior is entertaining to watch, and keeps me in stitches. Peaceful and Gentle? More like wild and sex crazed!