From late last Summer, but I hope it'll be okay if I post it anyway. Spring is finally here (Great Lakes region, North America), and I'm excited about baby bird season, even if there are only eggs yet. Here're the last brood from last summer.
End of August 2018: In the little tree (yew?) by the front door, the doves are raising what are almost certain to be the last baby birds of summer. Doves can only feed two babies at a time, so they start early, and end late, getting in four or five, sometimes even six, broods per summer.
*****Here's DoveDad (the male sits the nest during the day) on Aug 22nd.
Both eggs were hatched by then, although I didn't know it at the time. I was very wary about getting too close and frightening him, since if he was sitting unhatched eggs, he might abandon them. He's giving me the "Oh @#&$! Does he see me?" look here.( Read more... )