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May 11, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Doves

There’s a family of doves in our front flower bed. Two fledglings, with two tired parents, spent yesterday and today following patches of sun through the irises. I’ve enjoyed watching them, and so have the cats.

6 Comments

  1. kathrynmartins1 / May 11 2012 6:16 PM

    Precious 🙂

  2. Angela / May 12 2012 6:45 PM

    The mourning doves used to nest in our front porch alcove, but it’s been a few years now. So glad they are gracing you with their presence…..enjoy!

    • Rae Spencer / May 12 2012 8:18 PM

      Thank you! I’m happy they’ve stopped for a visit!

  3. bardessdmdenton / May 15 2012 2:39 PM

    We have a pair of wrens nesting near the house…they are so tireless, like the doves!

    • Rae Spencer / May 15 2012 10:08 PM

      I’ve tried for years to lure wrens, with no luck. What’s your secret?

      • bardessdmdenton / May 16 2012 11:30 AM

        Well, we have a big sessile oak tree right near the back of the house. Wrens eat insects, I believe, and like a water source like a bird bath. We also have a lot of nearby cover for the birds, which probably helps in attracting a large variety. I always keep a couple of wren houses hung from the oak, a good way away from the other feeders. I put a new house out last year, but they went for the old dilapidated one (which I was afraid was going to fall apart…)! This year they decided on the ‘new’ one, which has weathered a bit. Looks like they’re sitting on the eggs right now…the male is always as involved as the female. They chatter a lot to let you know they don’t want to be interfered with, and for such small birds they are very aggressive when it comes to protecting their nest. I’ve seen them dive at a squirrel or Blue Jay over and over to make sure they get the message!

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