|Baby doves on our sconce|
The eggs hatched when we weren't looking & it looked like there were 2 cute little bobble-head doves were in the nest. Unfortunately that we had some very frosty (freezing) days after the babies were born. We were almost sure one had died & since we hadn't seen mom or either baby moving in the nest anymore we were praying that the other one was still alive but last week I was almost sure that mom had abandoned the nest & I was devastated.
|Little dove has flown the coop!|
I did not want to scare them but I did manage to get a photo of them sitting on the edge of the sconce. They are just tooooooo cute! The top right photo was taken from the front gate with my zoom lens.
As you can see they are really anxious to check out the world. I almost want to sit on the front stoop all night keeping the hawk from getting to them & then watching them take flight. Judging by how they have developed just in the last 2 days I know these little kids are just raring to go-go-go!
Update: Right after dinner Al called me to look at the babies. Apparently they took the leap & flew (sort of) out of the nest. By the time I got there one was under the bush just below the nest & the other one was no where in site. The photo on the bottom left isn't great but you can see it's eye & beak on the left. I have been checking back from time to time & I saw mom walking around the bush where the one baby had been & it was now gone. Then mom flew into our pear tree on the other side of the door & low & behold at least one of the babies was in there flapping around. I guess our grand doves have flown the coop.....