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  • June 5th, 2010 | 7:22 PM
young mourning dove

baby mourning dove, originally uploaded by susanwrites.

This guy (or gal) has been hanging out in our front courtyard for a few days. I have no idea where the nest was.

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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June 6th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
What a beautiful young thing.
June 6th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Isn't it just? It lets us get very close. Not that we're trying to get close to it...we're just letting it do its thing, but when we were out there grilling tonight it was just a few feet away and earlier it was up on the fence and we were walking back and forth a foot away and it just ignored us.
June 6th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
He blends well with the background there, so at least he has some camouflage :) Now if he can just avoid the Cooper's Hawk long enough to acquire some street smarts...
June 6th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Is it a he? How can I learn to tell?

Yes, he blends in pretty well there. And he liked to duck under the grill cover that's draped over a chair so we're just leaving the grill uncovered so he has that.

Funny that I'm not worried about him and the hawk but I guess it's just that I accept that the hawk has to eat too. It's the household cats that kill when they don't need to eat that tick me off.
June 6th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
There's no real way to tell. I just call everything a he by default. I used to call everything she, especially the smart ones :) but spouse took exception.

I hear you about the cats. We just got in another 10 duck eggs because a feral cat killed the mother while she was sitting on the nest. The lady said the duck had raised ducklings there for years with no problem. Then a neighbor moved in next door and started feeding the ferals. They just kill and kill and kill. Her daughter was so upset.
June 6th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Okay on the id and too funny on the spouse. ha!

That is so sad about the ducks.
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