7.30.2009

nest home
july3009_1
A little while ago two doves were looking at this planter, but seemed to have moved on.
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Then, maybe a week ago, I watered the plant and saw what looked like the beginnings of a nest, some sticks and branches tucked into the center.
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Yesterday when I watered the hanging plant (they don't need watered often) I was surprised and so was the dove when I sprayed water into her nest and on her...I felt terrible.
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There lay a cluster of beautiful dove eggs.
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Luckily I didn't scare her away completely, I left her alone once she returned...until today when I climbed up on the cedar chest to check on her through the bedroom window, just a quick peek.
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I'm going to check everyday so I can see the babies when they hatch!

7 comments:

Doreen said...

Wow, Stacey!!

californiablue said...

What a perfect nest! I love doves. We have 2 that spend a lot of time in our magnolia tree. We hear their unique sounds every night.

the Lost Earring said...

That is wonderful! She has such a sweet face. Keep us up to date :)

Hollyrocks said...

Very cool, it's a mourning dove right? I saw a pair of those scoping out MY hanging plant at the start of summer, and I got so excited that I called my boyfriend to tell him that I thought they were going to build their nest there. The girl was laying in it as if it were a nest, and the boy was perched on the balcony railing, keeping watch. But that was about 3 months ago, and they never came back. :-( I'm glad yours did though, that's so exciting!

Blueberry Shoes said...

oh my gosh. this is the most amazing picture ever. i'm so in love with nests and birds.

Penny said...

What a lovely photo! So serene.

Anonymous said...

How are the eggs?

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