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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

IN GOOD HANDS...

Yesterday morning when hubby was trimming pods out of the Palm Tree, he unknowingly disturbed a Mourning Dove's nest!  It floated to the ground on a branch and behold there were these two little newly hatched doves with their eyes still closed!  The opening for their ears was visible as you can see in the picture and their tiny feathers were just beginning to cover their sweet little bodies.  Unharmed, we quickly made a new little nest of leaves and such and placed them back in the pockets of the palm tree near the middle.  All the while the mother kept careful watch from the roof of the house at first and then from an overhanging branch above.  A short while later she was observed sitting on the nest. 
   The doves have been nesting in the Palms as long as we have lived at this site and probably long before we came.  They are very placid creatures and never minded when we bird lovers would climb a ladder to get a picture up close and personal.  They somehow sense that we will not harm them.  We love the Doves and their little broods and feel it is a miracle that we are allowed to see!  So we had to share!
   It is hard to believe that these little ones will become a large dove like this one we photographed here taking a dust bath!

   Thank you for coming by and do come again soon!  Leave your comments, we love them!
                      ♥ Kerrie

6 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Kerrie Sweetie...
What a beautiful photo. I am so thrilled the Moma dove trusted you both and didn't leave her nest, that she came back.

I have always heard to use gloves and not handle them with your hands, and I see Bill had his gloves on. How precious. "He's got the whole world in his hands." Oh Kerrie, I just love it.

Give Bill my love. I pray that you two have a wonderful week. Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Gloria said...

Oh wow, what little angels. I'm so glad the mother went to the new nest. Beautiful Kerrie. Now these little tykes will grow and eventually have their own and give you a coo now and again. :) Take care, great post.

Claudia said...

Oh Kerrie, thank goodness they are okay. I have always been drawn to mourning doves. They are so gentle and their call is haunting and lovely. We used to have many of them gather at our bird feeder when we lived in San Diego.

xo
Claudia

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This is a superb post Kerrie, the pictures are wonderful brought a tear to my eye.

Yvonne.

Doris Sturm said...

Hello, sorry for taking so long to visit! I love the photos you guys take of all your back yard wild life. I didn't realize that birds are still having babies this time of year. I thought it would only happen in the spring. How sweet they looked! I'm glad momma dove went back to take care of her youngens ;-)

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of this tiny miracle!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is good to know that the mourning dove returned to the nest, those little ones are so sweet.