When our friends came back from their trip, they agreed it was too late to destroy this family, so they left the nest on the lounge headrest, and kept their blinds closed so as not to scare Mother Dove during two weeks of incubation. Voila hatchlings. C U T E !! How did they fit into those tiny eggs?
And then they looked like this after a few days.
Meantime, the new lounge chair is putting up with a little "overflow." Sorry 'bout that W and D. Messy little critters. Next saga...will this bird c wash off or not?
And now, we present our ten-day-old dove babies. Are they beautiful or what?
It was on this day that one of them took his first flight, while lil brother or sister stayed cozy in the nest waiting for Mother Dove to return.
And so, mucho thanks to our dear bird lover friends, who were willing to put up with these intruders for several weeks so we could get this up-close-and-personal view of Mr. and Mrs. Dove and siblings. Now we have two more additions to the dove population explosion in our neighborhood. Ah well.
Calling all dove hunters!