Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Love Birds: Mourning Dove



While trimming around my grape arbor last evening a dove flew from it towards our windbreak. It seemed to have some difficulty flying, landing on the ground a few feet short of the trees. Quickly is scurried across the open ground and hopped up into the low hanging branches.

Of course this was the mother attempting to draw my attention away from her nest. A closer examination of the grape vines revealed two young doves sitting upon the nest. I decided rather than to risk scaring the little doves from the saftey of their nest I would forgo the trimming until they leave the nest of their own accord.

I returned this evening, camera in hand to find the adult sitting with her brood watching my every move.

For “Love Birds” of a different type check out my son Chad’s blog

8 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

As soon as I saw the title, I thought of Sandy and I.

Thanks for the plug ;)

Kekiinani said...

HI.. :) Cute shot. I have been doing so catching up of everyone's blogs.. It is great to have some time to do that... Hope all is well.. Aloha, Renee :)

fishing guy said...

Salty: Nicely done and a kind act indeed. What a great shot through the grape vine.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent shots.. and these are nice birds.. I'm off to your Chads right now.. he left me a comment to pop by for the 2nd installment.

photowannabe said...

Tender shot. I like how you captured the watchful eye of mom.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I'm having a great time wandering around your blog and looking at your photos.

BTW, I didn't mention I appreciate the PS editing tips you supplied with the clover. As a new user, I love tips.

Doves are one of my favorites. Early in the morning I hear their calls all around. Beautiful.
Marnie

Tommy v said...

Great picture of the dove. I also had a dove nest in my yard. I watched it for a week or so and took some pictures. But the eggs never hatched. we had a very wind night and the nest blew out of the tree. I was very disappointed and sad that the mom and dad never got to see their babies grow up. Check out my dove nesting pictures http://coloradodeer.com/2008/06/18/nesting-dove.aspx

Meggie said...

Cool post about the dove, Salty. Hope the little ones get off alright. I know you'll be looking out for them.