Thursday, April 27, 2017

Family Portraits

     I made several attempts to catch a glimpse of either the eggs or the hatchlings of my Noble Doves. Just once, I was present for the changing of the guard, and I thought my curiosity would be rewarded; but the instant I was seen by the mama and papa they froze. I tried to wait them out, but they are more patient than I am. I wasn't able to greet the squabs until they were too big for concealment.

     And then they flew the nest...


  1. Nothing more thrilling than watching fledglings make their first flights!

  2. I'm so glad you got to see this brood hatch and fly safely away. Is this the same female that was later killed? Probably. They are a sweet family.