you chronicle the birth and raising of the babies so well!! I am happy to say I watched a nest years ago in California. When they see you from the nest they "freeze" and seem like they are not even real!!! There are many doves around here but I haven't come across any nests to watch, so I am watching yours instead!
Oh good, a successful lay for the doves. They seem like very good parents I must say :) Thanks for sharing these photos.
Yes, doves are very devoted. Here in my house I had also nest of doves and they are cute. Love the photos and I am looking forward to see the babies.
Have a plesant Sunday!
PS: I had problem with Blogger too. I hope all will be ok ahead.
Gah! They are SO cute. Laughed at the "sitting and sitting and sitting" part. Totally reminded me of me. ha
As always, Naomi, you photos are glorious! I so appreciate your sharing them with us!!!!!!! The dove family has a wonderful photo-historian
Yes I can read it and comment so that's good news. I hope blogger gets back to normal for you soon. I still have loads of comments that have never reappeared. :(
What amazing photos of this loving family! You did well to capture them all so well. The babies look so cute. :D
Doves are just such loyal and gentle birds I always think.
(Thanks for you lovely email to me Naomi, I'll write back soon)
They really are cute. I miss mourning doves. They were a steady source of entertainment at another house I had. I do have a sweet Cardinal couple that I call Fred and Sally, but I haven't studied them enough to know where their nest is. I love Cardinals.
Nature does seem to provide lovely entertainment right outside your door, doesn't it. I'm glad you're there to document it.
Oh, they are so adorable, and they certainly are growing fast! Won't be long until she'll be an empty nester! Doves are such sweet and pretty birds and I'm so glad that they have this place to nest with some protection!
Thanks for sharing Naomi!! Love and hugs to you dear lady!
Got tickled at the picture of the two looking at you with slightly irritated expressions. Reminds me of Bluebirds who look absolutely pis--d when photographed face on.
How lucky you are to have such a front row seat. Thanks for letting us have one also.
Hopefully Blogger is Ok now. They returned my post but kept all the comments. Oh well, the price is right.
They are wonderful photos and they obviously feel secure with you.
The fourth photo down one of the babies looks like a little baby seal's head peeping out.
I'd love to hear the sounds they make.
i saw them, yeah!! i'm such a bird lover but have never had the pleasure of seeing one nesting with their eggs...lucky you.
i wonder what the "symbology" might be for mourning doves having babies on your property..
maybe good luck...
Yeah, I've been having troubles with Blogger for a few days as well. Hope they got the glitches worked out. Love the pix of the babies. You are patient! We've got gosslings all over the place here. They're cute, but they never leave. We have way too many geese. They either need to start harvesting them for food or put them on birth control.
Oh, what a rare gift to be able to watch these little babies hatch and grow at your own doorstep - those photo's are priceless! We have grouse and pheasant in our back yard, I have never seen any doves there, though. I do love watching them strutting about with their young families in tow.
so very sweet
I love the progression of photos
hugs from Hope
and me too
A pair of Mourning Doves started building a nest on the little table on my front porch. They thought they were safe and were hiding behind a hanging plant basket that was sitting on the table, but when I moved the basket, they decided their choice of a place to bring up their babies wasn't so good after all, and went looking for real estate somewhere else. And I'm quite happy to see them gone, I think the traffic in and out of my front door might have been a bit too much for them to bear!
Your babies are very cute, isn't it amazing how fast they grow????
They are beautiful.. Just beautiful.. Thanks for sharing the babies with us.. I love watching birds or any animals for that matter.. Hope all is going well..
Beautiful photos, glad I came by.
Since I have been spending more time sitting in my wheelchair I have not been visiting.
Tonight I decided to visit.
I just passed by to say hello.
I hope you are doing well.
Aw, how cute! We had a nest in a bush in the backyard and I had fun watching the babies.
A dove family has moved into the hills! I love it!! How do get all these wonderful closeups, Naomi? These shots are beautiful, and I hope I get to see those little guys flying about in a video someday. They're adorable!
Hugs and much love, Ily xo
PS - Yay! I was able to get into your blog again!! Blogger HAS been moody...it got rid of my Thursday night post altogether. :(
Birdwatching brings such delight. I have two that have started nests on and near my porch and then seemed to go away. I'm okay with that because when they nest in the rafters their droppings end up all over my porch!
Blessings to your babies! With the length of the rainy seasons, there should be lots of doves in places that rarely see them.
I really love this post - you are really observant and caring about wildlife and nature. And of course a brilliant storyteller.
About blogger problems: I think they are in lack of Server capacity and Money. Don't be surprised if they start charging us for futher use. I just ponder how they will treat our intellectual properties, i.e. our blog posts.
There's nothing quite like a mother's love. Awww, so sweet.
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California