Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm So Glad I'm Not a Momma Bird

Spring is here!

We have a momma and daddy dove that have "put up house" on the top of our front porch column. They were here last year, too. I don't know how that momma dove keeps them up there, but there were three little ones and her!

We saw the momma and daddy out with two of the babies one day last week. It was feeding time. The boys were very intrigued by the whole feeding thing. Personally, when I think about the logistics of it all, it's kinda gross.

We saw one of the babies fly off and then Nathan noticed this little guy in the "flower" garden (no flowers, though). Ain't he cute?

Last year momma dove had two different layings. (I don't know what you call it; I'm sure there's a word...) Anyway, she ended up laying more eggs after the first set flew the coop. Looks like she's gonna have more this year, too... She's just sittin' up there... all the time... doin' nothing....

I'm so glad I'm not a momma bird. ;0)

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Mary@notbefore7 said...

What? You don't want to chew your kid's food for them first? What kind of momma are you?


Joyce said...

Don't you just love doves? They're pretty and they make that pleasant coo-ing sound. We've got some nesting in the tree right outside our bedroom window.

Unknown said...

This is sweet! But, what's up with this southern weather? I woke up this morning and it's cold ... of course, right after I planted new flowers.

We have a few nests that we can see from our kitchen window. I love watching the birds.

Unknown said...

hi becky. i finally posted my 7 things!