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New Life April 8, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 10:08 pm
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Found this outside the back door – only one though, ususally there's two. It's tiny. Hard to imagine that the teeny little thing that came out of it can survive the nest, the hawk, the magpies and the weather. And the cat when we had him. He had a few. He was like a possessed demon when he knew there were baby doves around. He scaled the garage wall like spiderman once to get to them. No easy task considering he weighed 9 kilos.

Now if I'd been thinking I'd have put a 10 cent piece near it so you could see how timy it is. Doh.




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13 Responses to “New Life”

  1. Aubrey Says:

    Boyfriend has two doves nesting in his garage. We check on them whenever we can – and they don't move, whether it's out of fear, self-protection or even some sort of self-hypnosis. Dove babies should be arriving soon.
    One thing we've learned from observing them…mourning doves make appalling nests. I can't see how the parents can raise a family balanced on a couple of twigs.

  2. cat Says:

    lol – their nests are more of a tray than a nest aren't they – no rounded sides at all. And always balancing on a branch.
    I'm always climbing on ladders and looking in the nests – they must just wish I'd go away.

  3. kris Says:

    aww, love it! Baby birds are quite amazing.

  4. cat Says:

    It's amazing how they hatch, grow and leave the nest within a few weeks. Then the pair of doves mate straight away.

  5. Waterbaby Says:

    Mother Nature is truly amazing.

  6. cat Says:

    It's a real struggle out there right from the start isn't it. The egg shell is quite sturdy and to think they have to bust out of it before they even start.

  7. Waterbaby Says:

    This is true. Then, we, some of us, must be squeezed through a tiny cramped space for hours before our arrival. That ain't fun either.

  8. cat Says:

    lol – ain't much fun for the owner of the tiny space either

  9. That is just fantastic!

  10. SweetMisery Says:

    wow I hope they made it. awwwww mother nature.

  11. cat Says:

    they may have a better chance now the poor cat has died but the magpies go after them non stop.

  12. SweetMisery Says:

    Rough old world out there for babies.

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