One day, my husband spotted a really fat dove sitting on a
He said to himself, "I bet that dove is going to lay eggs!"
A few days later, a dove was sitting on a nest outside our bedroom window.
We watched the nest for several days - there were two doves and one of them was always sitting on the nest.
When they changed sitters, about twice a day, we could see that there were two eggs.
Click on the links below to see the doves.
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|5/27/2006||Changing of the "Guard"||The female dove leaves the nest
after the male comes to take over sitting on the eggs.
|5/29/2006||Remodeling||The male dove brings pieces of
grass as the female adds them to the loosely woven nest.
|6/1/2006||First Hatched Day One||The first baby has hatched and
the father is feeding it "dove's milk".
|6/2/2006||Second Birdie Hatched||The second baby birdie has
hatched. The mother feeds it and then takes the empty shell away.
|6/4/2006||Two-Three Days Old||You can only see the babies when
the parents change off sitting on the nest.
|6/7/2006||Preening||The father is preening the
|6/9/2006||Feeding and Chipmunk||The father feeds both babies at
the same time.
Later that morning, a chipmunk attacks the nest.
The babies flew the nest today.
|Later that evening we saw them still sitting in the tree, but not in the nest, with one of the parent doves.|
The next day, Ed trimmed the tree back but left the nest.
A day later one of the baby birds was back in the nest and it looked like the parents were showing the young bird how to build a nest.
A day later we looked out and there was a new egg in the nest! The next day there were two eggs!
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