Wordless Wednesday: Mom Dove and the Kids

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Mom Dove and the Kids

 

Mom Dove and the kids in Carlsbad

 

The ledge above our front door at our prior house in Carlsbad was a popular nesting place for doves. While it was protected from the elements, it didn't make a lot of sense since every time we went in or out the front door the Mom dove would fly away. I was able to sneak up on them one day before the kids left the nest for good.

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Margaret Goss
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I love finding bird's nests around the house. They usually hide them pretty well but I did once find a nest over the front door light!

Oct 11, 2017 10:06 AM #1
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Patricia Feager
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I love this photo! It would be an honor for me to have tenants like that at my house! 

Oct 11, 2017 12:25 PM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Jeff. This is such a terrific picture, a great catch and a moving family.

Oct 11, 2017 12:33 PM #3
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Great photo, Jeff, and one you should enter in Dick Greenberg's  2017 Active Rain Photography Contest.

Oct 11, 2017 01:15 PM #4
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Lauren Williams, CPO
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Jeff Dowler Exquisite photo. I used to have some kind of sparrow nest in a tree by my front door for years. I was terrified that the snake which lived under that porch might figure it out! But even more special was my first summer at that house - Northern Flickers nested in full view of my sunroom.

Oct 11, 2017 02:23 PM #5
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Jeff Dowler
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Same here Margaret Goss  - guess the birds are usually smart enough to find a well-hidden place!

It happened multiple times Patricia Feager  although on occasion the doves tried but the eggs were not a success.

Jeff

Oct 11, 2017 02:35 PM #6
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They were fun to watch, Sheila Anderson  especially when they got older. We didn't even see the babies for quite some time but could here them. We tried to avoid the front door whenever we could.

Jeff

Oct 11, 2017 02:37 PM #7
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Hi Rebecca Gaujot 

Thanks so much! And what a great idea - I didn't even think of doing that. I'll have to check out Dick's post to see what the rules are.

Jeff

Oct 11, 2017 02:45 PM #8
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Lauren Williams, CPO 

How cool, the flickers are such neat looking birds! We had friends who had a hummingbird nest with 2 baby hummers in it. THAT was pretty special to see, too. Such fun discoveries.

Glad the snake behaved itself!!

Jeff

Oct 11, 2017 02:54 PM #9
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Jeff,

What a lovely shot of mom.dove and the kids.  She looks very serene and happy. A

Oct 11, 2017 04:46 PM #10
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Ya gotta love opportunities like this "dovey" one! They are such sweet looking birds. And even the babies are attractive, unlike some barn swallow babes who are quite homely til they get a bit older. 

barn swallow babies being fed-photo by gayle rich boxman

Oct 11, 2017 06:16 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Jeff- what a remarkable shot!!! We have seen a lot of dove in our back yard. Do you know if they migrate?

Oct 11, 2017 06:52 PM #12
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Oh, what wonderful guests you had, Jeff! Great shot - I can't believe you got one so clear, without any movement! 

Oct 11, 2017 08:38 PM #13
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Lise Howe
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what a wonderful photo - I had a client who had a bird nest in the wreath on her front door - fortunately she had a side door that they could use. 

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Jeff we had the very same situation above our front door.  And besides flying out every time we went in and out it was messy too. We let the babies grow up and then closed off that area.  They found another place in a high bush the next year and I got a few pics of them. I'll see if I can find one.

 

Oct 13, 2017 03:05 PM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - she does look pretty happy, although I suspect she was a bit on edge with me standing 10 feet of away with my camera pointed at her and the kids!

What a special close-up photo at meal-time Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate Thanks for sharing that with us!

Jeff

Oct 13, 2017 05:25 PM #16
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Hi Kathy Streib  - I think some do but not all. They don't need to where we live!!

They were frozen in fear Debe Maxwell, CRS !!

Jeff

Oct 13, 2017 05:26 PM #17
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Hi Lise Howe  - what good fortune. We have wreath nesters, too, back in New England. Cute, but a bit of a pain for us and for the birds!

GREAT photo Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI 

Jeff

Oct 13, 2017 08:18 PM #18
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