This pair does seem to be a couple. We always see them together.
I created the slow motion replay so you can see one bird flicking water with its tail, twice,
while the other turns to the camera and gives a funny deadpan look.
I love how the camera shifts focus to the beautiful golden foliage in the background, after the partner flies away.
The remaining partner alone can't maintain focus--
a good visual metaphor for loneliness, or inter-dependency.
The camera's auto-focus made that choice, always looking for an object in the center of the frame.
Shot through blinds in the kitchen.
This framing device was not intentional.
If I had raised the blinds, the easily spooked mourning doves would've flown off.