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Mourning dove photos, parents and a baby

By Gary Bogue
Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 6:14 am in Mourning dove.

Mom and Dad mourning dove with baby dove peeking out from in-between them. Photo by Abby Fateman, Lafayette, CA
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Gary:
I saw a letter about doves on someone’s porch.  It reminded me of our May doves.  Here are 2 photos of the chick. One at about a week old (in the middle between mom and dad dove), and a few days later — right before the family left the nest.  They actually laid one more egg (a week later), but a scrub jay got to it.

Anyway — you probably get millions of photos — but we really enjoyed watching the doves on our front porch in May.
Abby Fateman, Lafayette, California

Abby:
I do get lots of photos, but these beautiful pictures deserve to be in a category all their own. I particularly like the photo of the two parent mourning doves with the tiny baby dove peeking out from between them. It really illustrates the essence of mourning doves. Truly special and affectionate birds. Thanks for sharing. /Gary

Parent dove (rear) with baby dove (front) just before leaving nest. Photo by Abby Fateman, Lafayette, CA
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2 Responses to “Mourning dove photos, parents and a baby”

  1. Karin Says:

    Love the doves & the seeing eye kitty in yesterdays column…I will miss these daily treasures, but wish you many happy years of retirement!

  2. Barbara Says:

    Beautiful shots, Abby! It inspires me to hang some plants … maybe they’ll choose those to nest in since they obviously hate my trees.

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