CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) BABIES!
Had a couple of successful broods of ground doves this year. These two from May chose a Wax Myrtle and both successfully fledged. Last week I had one successfully fledge and a second baby killed in the nest by unknown predator (probably mean birds).
Adult’s Orange bill with black tip is distinctive: (photo): https://centralfloridacritteroftheday.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/common-ground-dove-columbina-passerina-nesting/
Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera)