Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Family Outing

"My" doves up on the neighbors' porch roof this evening. The neighbors arrived home in the middle of my photo shoot so I had to explain about the birds, lest they think the weird neighbor lady was up to no good somehow.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last Look?

Two pictures of a still-young dove who returned to the redbud tree today. Perhaps just taking a last look at the home it grew up in?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Kids On The Block

A youngster in the grass, trying to stay still and hide from the evil photographer lady.

A juvenile robin on the back fence, still hoping Mom or Dad will bring him some groceries.

The nest we've been watching has some new residents! The eggs hatched on an unknown date, and this is the first time I've seen a baby. He or she has quite a few feathers already, and as you can see, a parent is still lurking close by in the background.

A closer view. What a cutie! There may be another one right behind it, in front of the parent bird.

A couple of days later, looking more like a mourning dove all the time.

And just one day later, May 22, the nest looks empty. Everyone moved somewhere else.

More birds for my world, and that makes me very happy.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Like It

May sky, no clouds, green life! About 68 F. Yeah, this is more like it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Next Generation

There's no doubt why my yard is full of dandelions, is there?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hiding in Plain Sight

A pair of Mourning Doves decided to nest in our backyard redbud tree. I'm amazed that I was able to capture a couple of pictures of a bird on the nest. The top one was April 28, the bottom one today, May 3, just a little while ago.

I understand the male and female Mourning Doves take turns on the nest. I found it in the first place while they were changing shifts. I'm looking and listening for babies, and hoping they don't become snacks for the neighborhood roaming cats.