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Seven From the Yard: Day Seven

A family of mourning doves spends much of the day with me in the yard. They alternate between foraging for small bits of sand and stone in the driveway (this aids digestion), perching on the telephone wires, or drinking from the bird baths. They have the unique ability to swallow water with their heads lowered. These constant companions are a calming presence within my environment.

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About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United Stares, where I have recently retired from public school teaching after thirty-four years. I am a nature photographer, particularly focusing on the the wide variety of birds to be found in this area. I am a keen supporter of the Massachusetts Audubon and the exceptional work that they do in education and protecting nature. It pleases me that many of the photographs I have posted here have also been displayed on the Wachusett Meadow Audubon in Princeton, MA website. I would love to connect with other primary school teachers in the hope that these photos might be useful in inspiring children to a greater connection with nature.

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