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.
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, 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!