Dove of Peace in My Backyard

I have a little dovey visitor in my backyard:May 4, 2013 001.2

In actuality, she has returned from last year.  May 20, 2012 002

In the Spring of 2012, I was preparing to put some flowers in these hanging pots on my garage.  Imagine my surprise when I looked up and realized that a sweet dove had taken up residence in one of them.  It’s an ideal spot to safely raise a brood.  She eventually hatched out 2 little baby doves and soon trained them to fly and they were off and gone.  June 6, 2012 001

This was my last picture of dovey & hubby before they took off for brighter pastures.  (Or maybe it’s dovey & baby.)

While I’ve been digging in my veggie garden,P1010448 in the afternoons and on Saturdays and Sundays, she has been providing sweet musical coo’s.  Along with her coo’s, at precisely 7:15 p.m. every evening, there are 2 big owls who hoot to each other, one from the tree in front of my house and one from the tree behind my backyard.  I still have not been able to actually see them.  I hope they are not keeping a hungry eye on Mrs. Dove & her brood.

I feel honored that Mrs. Dovey feels at home enough to sing to me.

Update:  Yesterday (23 May), her baby or babies hatched (I can’t see down into the pot to see how many there are).  I tried to get a photo while she was feeding but I wasn’t quick enough.  Will try again this afternoon!

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4 Responses to Dove of Peace in My Backyard

  1. Doves are so cute – there was one by my lunch table today at a nearby restaurant! Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

  2. 76sanfermo says:

    Lovely post and “serene” photos!
    Doves are so sweet and it must be wonderful to have a whole family in your garden!

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