Remember I showed you that sweet little dove that had built a nest in our back yard. Well, I've been getting several emails asking how she is doing. So I thought I would give you an update.
Oh momma bird, you really need to let me come clean up your house. It is so dirty from all the wind and rain we had before you moved in.
She had her babies! I went out to check on her and found the broken egg shells. Yet, I had not heard a peep or saw them yet.
I talk to her a few times every day. I want her to feel comfortable around me. She seems to be fine. She does make a sound, doesn't move or breath heavy/faster. I think she knows she is safe here.
Well, I say she but this could be the daddy. It's hard to tell them apart and I never see them switching places on the nest.
The other day, my sister, Patty and I were watching her/him from the window and we saw her/him feeding the babies. A little fuzz ball popped up and opened it's mouth really wide. The momma/daddy stuck the beak down the mouth of the baby and the baby clamps down.
As the momma bird lifted her head the baby stays attached and gets lifted up. It was so cute.
I went outside to catch the babies on my camera but had no luck. She was not going to let me see them up close. She just looked at me like "I don't know what you are looking for. It's just me here, minding my own business."
So I went back inside. A few minutes later I saw her finishing up her feeding.
I'm hope to get a better look at the babies soon. When I do, I'll be sure to share them with you.
I think I should give her a name. What do you think her name should be?