Scrapbook: The Doves’ Nest

21 Jun

My parents have a family of doves that decided one of my Mom’s hanging baskets would be a nice place to raise a family.

They chose the middle basket of the three. There’s at least one hatched baby living comfortably amongst the leaves. Isobel adores them. Whenever we go over there now she wants to see the “birdie mama basket.”

My parents watch as the male and female take turns, tending and guarding the hatchling, or flying away to find food. It’s totally acclimated to my parents and their dogs. My Mom waters plants next to and underneath it, and my Dad has mown the lawn, all without them batting an eye.

Don’t tell Jupiter.

4 Responses to “Scrapbook: The Doves’ Nest”

  1. K June 21, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Blame it on Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren, but birds kind of creep me out. I think it’s their pointy beaks and eyeballs that seem to follow me everywhere.

    All that said, I think this is awfully sweet; how they’ve adopted your fam and are okay with the other activities taking place around them.

  2. Windsor Grace June 21, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Please please don’t let Jupiter find them!!

    • LittleBig June 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Jupiter is safely across town, killing lizards as we speak.

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