Saturday, April 7, 2012

Doves, Part 3

Look at what a difference a few days make in baby dove development:
April 2, 2012
April 7, 2012
Just five days.  Wow. 

A dove was killed in our back yard yesterday, probably by the Cooper's hawk that we see on a regular basis here.
Between our yard and our next-door neighbors' yard, there is a discrete trail of feathers suggesting that the entire bird was methodically stripped before being consumed.
Fortunately this victim of Nature was not the mother of our twin fledglings, and she's still feeding them.  Any day now, they'll fly the nest. 

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