Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Dovely Visit

So far this year we haven't found any birds nesting on our property, likely due to some recent construction nearby and a persistent hawk who has taking a liking to our backyard. On one hand it's nice to have a break from worrying about the babies tumbling out of the nests their Mamas build in strange spots, on the other I do miss seeing the little ones born and grow and take their first flight. But something I saw the other day made me think the doves haven't forgotten us:

From her color and size I think she's one of last year's youngsters, come to visit the old nest (which I did ask my guy to clean off but he forgot and then I forgot to remind him.) She sat up there for quite a while, and didn't show any fear of me when I came out to snap a few shots:

Will she be raising her own brood in the old nest? I'm not sure, but she certainly has that look in her eye:


  1. Nice to see the circle of life continuing!

  2. I was beginning to wonder if they were boycotting us for some reason. When doves avoid you that's pretty bad. :) But then my guy reminded me about the new house being built nearby and the hawk, and I didn't feel like such a leper.