2 baby mourning doves!

July 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Last month I noticed 2 mourning doves building a nest in my lilac bush right outside my window. I was pretty excited and had to get a pic, staying a respectful distance and being careful not to move branches and risk exposure of the nest. Then they went away. :( Then they came back. :) IMG_7600IMG_7600making the nest

I never got close enough to bother them and never saw the eggs. I witnessed the "changing of the guard"- the nest is always occupied- the parents take turns. 

Did some research and found that crows are a predator, so we hung CDs nearby. If I hear other birds out there, I step outside. Our cats stay indoors and not too many stay into our fenced yard with 3 dogs going in and out. 

Yet one evening,  Cinnamon was jumping up in the bush. I ran outside and called her in. Parent dove stayed right there with the babies the whole time. Both babies are ok. Now I'm careful about keeping the dogs away, too! IMG_7600IMG_7600making the nest


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