Sunday, May 01, 2011
love in bloom

Ahhhhh...it is that time of year again....And I love it! A lot of meeting and mating goes on in the Spring......And here on my Hill......Love Is In Bloom!There is a Carriage Lamp by my front door....It is a very popular place for the Doves to come and 'nest'....Each year a couple comes and renovates the existing nest----I leave everything as the previous Doves have left it, from year to year...And each year there is activity as a pair of doves clean it up and re-build........This picture below is from a few years ago....... I put that piece of cardboard there about eight or nine years ago---maybe more----to give the Doves a kind of shelf to build their nest on....They are notorious for being very messy nest builders....lol....So, there are always lots of twigs on the floor of my little front-door patio..... This is the Spring 2011 Dove nest, above.....They just took up residence about 10 days ago....And I finally got a picture or two of one of them "sitting"....... They are new to the neighborhood, and I don't want to scare them off....So....there will be more pictures of this dear family as they get used to me and as the weeks go on. Welcome dear Doves......welcome!











More To Come....................








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24 Comments:
had this to say:

Awww that's so cute. Love is in the air!

Lovely post Naomi. Well done for capturing the birds. It does look like that piece of cardboard could come crashing down on the ground though!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:07:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

oh my gosh! how cute are the photo's of them "kissing"!!!! lol great photo's Naomi!! It looks like Spring has finally sprung out there!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:48:00 AM PDT 

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So sweet :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Love is definitely in the air :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 9:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

They are so sweet, Naomi! Yes, love is in the air. So nice of you to put a piece of cardboard to help them to do a nest.
Great photos!
Looking forward to see the eggs and the babies.
Have a pleasant Sunday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 9:40:00 AM PDT 

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I love that you always have the dove's nest to watch. You share your home and garden with so many wonderful creatures, it's like nature puts on a show for you every day! Looking forward to more reports on their progress :) Hugs to you and purrs to Sweetie.

BK

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:00:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those photos are so sweet. I love doves and your photos are part of why. The rest is their lovely sounds.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love seeing them together. It's very sweet! I usually have birds building nests on my front porch wreath, but not this year. Maybe the pickings for homes are better in another area....lol

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 5:44:00 PM PDT 

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I love it when birds nest at our house...then when the young fly away I still call them my birds. We usually get mockingbirds and tiny little hummingbird nests. Beautiful! hope you are doing well...happy spring!

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11:01:00 PM PDT 

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had this to say:

Love is in the air!
They certainly convey a sense of love and tenderness when they get close to one another. How nice for you to play Cupid to your own little family.
I love their delicate colouring similar to some the more subtly dressed wedding guests at last week-ends big 'do'.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:35:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Ah, true romance):-

The cardboard is a great idea. Will have to replicate it next season.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Beautiful like usual photo's.. Wish it was warmer here a bit.. Then I could go outside and see what we have in our lilac Bush..

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 3:26:00 AM PDT 

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I am looking out my big kitchen window, seeing a veritable rainbow of birds: American Goldfinches in their breeding gold, cardinals, rose breasted grosbeaks, chickadees, tufted titmice, blue jays, house finches and more! I love this time of year!!

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 5:48:00 AM PDT 

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The other day, I had a large wild turkey male displaying in my backyard for a flock of four females. Alas, that never happens during turkey season when I've got a clear shot out my breakfast room window.

Cheers.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

We see love in bloom among the geese here. I think they mate for life. It's always sad when one of a pair gets killed, the survivor truly morns. But on a happier note, their babies are walking along behind the parents right now and creating quite a show on their way to and from the water.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:25:00 AM PDT 

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Oh, I just love doves!! I'm glad they have found a haven in your garden, and a nice protected nesting place above that light!!

Hugs to you and Sweetie!!

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love the sound the Mourning Doves here make. But I always worry about them in mating season as they are "in their own little world" and don't really notice cats.

Monday, May 2, 2011 at 10:49:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

That is so darn cute. I have never seen them "spoon" but they walk around under my feeder all winter. They are such neat birds.
Aren't you thoughtful to provide extra support for their nest. That should qualify you as god mother to the babies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Spring is certainly here. Not just with birds here, but some teenagers having sex in the middle of the park under some covers where everyone had to see. It was a funny episode when the police came to arrest the two lovebirds hahaha

Anyway, lovely photos as always dear Naomi :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It's so sweet that you made it easier for them to build a nest! We found a nest in one of our bushes the other day and it wasn't too long before the babies learned to fly.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

so sweet..i love to watch them in my yard....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Awww....I love the way you made them a 'love nest'. ;p

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Absolutely lovely!

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:51:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

that is so sweet. A real love story!

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 5:19:00 AM PDT 

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