Mothers Day

 
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Mourning Dove roosting on my patio is waiting for her eggs to hatch. She is due on or around Mothers Day.

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MoreyCotton - Jul 25, 2011 07:49 PM EDT
This is an awesome photograph!!! I am a very amature photographer and Photos like this are what I aspire to. Wonderful!!!
Guest - Oct 15, 2007 02:39 AM EDT
So beautiful and gentle
Guest - Apr 30, 2006 10:13 PM EDT
Thanks for your comments, Sparkle. It does seem like a long time. Sorry, even though I was right here, when they nested on my patio last year, I don't remember exactly how long it all was. (In retrospect, I should have kept a record of their behavior). Since I was not sure I looked it up on the internet and found vastly different info (from 1-5 weeks). As I recall, my nest here lasted about a total of 6 weeks (About a week between starting the nest till the eggs appeared. Another two weeks of incubation. 2 more weeks between hatching till the young were fully grown and flew away. Have you looked in the nest recently? They hide hatched squabs for a good week pretty well, at least for the first week. It is only on the last week that they perk their heads out and take a more active role in the world. At that time, the parents leave them alone in the nest for longer periods. Hve fun, I would keep watching the nest closely, to see when the eggs are hatched.
Guest - Apr 30, 2006 05:50 PM EDT
I just love this photo. I cant find my dove photo on TLF. How long is the gestation period for morning doves. Do you know? Mine hasnt had hers yet and it seems forever.
Guest - Mar 04, 2006 06:27 PM EDT
You captured such a sweet and loving looking photo of this gentle bird.
Guest - Mar 04, 2006 08:56 AM EDT
Top Shot Alex
Guest - Mar 03, 2006 07:41 PM EDT
What a great picture. It's beautiful.
Guest - Mar 03, 2006 07:40 PM EDT
What a great picture. It's beautiful.
Guest - May 09, 2005 05:51 PM EDT
Totally beautiful. You really caught this spot on. Absolutely stunning!
Guest - May 09, 2005 04:05 PM EDT
Beautiful Picture!!! Carol
Guest - May 09, 2005 03:24 PM EDT
Have to agree with everyone. THis is what life is supposed to be about. this photo speaks a thousand words :) Z
Guest - May 09, 2005 03:11 PM EDT
This is beautiful. The leaves frame the eggs and bird beautifully. Nice one!
Guest - May 07, 2005 06:58 PM EDT
Alandra couldnt have said it better. This is what life is all about, our Mothers bringing us into the world. Even our fine feathery friends. The photo so vivid. I love it.
Guest - May 07, 2005 06:24 PM EDT
that is totally priceless. the BEST! thanks so much for sharing this perfectly lovely photo, Alex

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