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Mama mourning dove and 2 babies, up close and personal

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:16 am in Mourning dove.

Mama mourning dove and two babies. Photo by Marcie Diffenderfer, Walnut Creek, CA
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Thought you might enjoy a picture of the dove that has nested in our atrium and her two babies who hatched yesterday.  It’s been amazing watching them through feedings and activity.  The mom and dad dove switch off taking care of them.  What a miracle to see so close up.
Marcie Diffenderfer, Walnut Creek, California

Mourning doves are truly special birds. Lousy nest builders, yes, but also very special birds. That’s why everyone works overtime to try and protect them when they find doves nesting in their yards. This is a beautiful picture. /Gary

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2 Responses to “Mama mourning dove and 2 babies, up close and personal”

  1. pancho Says:

    rats with wings! kill ’em!

  2. holly sears Says:

    These two baby doves look just like baby mallards, rounded beaks and all!

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