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