Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dove Update

First tulips


Dove update... so far the eggs haven't hatched, but there is furious nest reinforcement going on. The male is bringing the female many pieces of dried grass and together they're re-lining the nest. Could they sense that the babies are on their way? The male dove walks right across the female's back to re-arrange his pieces of grass - very funny. How cool would it be to be a mother bird and feeling the babies just beginning to stir and move around and peck at the egg? Very.

This is all taking place about 3 feet from our dining room window which is why we have a ringside seat. Below is kind of a crappy pic, but the best I could do without upsetting them. The female dove left her nest just for a few seconds today and this is her coming back and checking her eggs (see the one little white spot on the bottom that looks like camera glare? That is her egg).

These pretty asian-garden seedie thingies grow on our big maple tree in the spring. Aren't they neat. Wish they were around longer than a couple of weeks.

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