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Mourning Doves III   2 comments

It was 105 degrees yesterday, so mom must have decided it was plenty warm to leave the chicks without her body heat. Not really sure, but I saw an opportunity to photo the two little guys. — kenneMourning Doves-3-72

Mourning Doves-4-72Images by kenne

Mourning Dove — II   Leave a comment

Dove-2-Edit-2-72Mourning Dove — Image by kenne

On May 31st, I posted “Mourning Dove.” She was sitting on two eggs. She now has two chicks, which in this picture, she is sitting on, so you can’t see them. Maybe in a later image. So far no creators have found her next in the courtyard planter.

— kenne

Mourning Dove   3 comments

This mourning dove built her nest in a planter outside our front door.

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Of course she didn’t move when the sprinkler for these none desert plants came on.

Mourning Dove-2-72Mourning Dove On Her Nest — Images by kenne

 

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk-72.jpgJuvenile Cooper’s Hawk On Patio Fountain — Image by kenne

This Cooper’s Hawk is probably not the guy that captured the Mourning Dove that I posted several days ago (Cooper’s Hawk and Prey). Since doves also frequent the fountain, it is not unusual to see hawks in the olive tree on the patio.

On the morning the dove became the hawk’s prey there were feathers near the patio door. This was not unusual since doves have been known to fly into the patio door leaving a print on the glass and a few scattered feathers. However, this time there were feathers, but no print leaving me to conclude the hawk probably cornered the dove.

— kenne

March 2019Adult Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

 

Cooper’s Hawk and Prey   1 comment

March 2019Cooper’s Hawk and Prey — Image by kenne

Returning from a morning walk my eye caught a Cooper’s Hawk flying into a nearby Mesquite tree. After closer observation, I could see the hawk had captured a mourning dove. Since the tree was near my house, I quickly grabbed my camera and began shooting. 

Predator and prey
Each seeking to win the chase
A daily event.

— kenne

 

A Pair Of Doves Nesting In The Rafters   2 comments

A pair of mourning doves have built a nest in the community center rafters. Since nesting doves are easily bothered, causing them to abandon

 the nest, this location over the pool entrance seems a little unusual. However, I’m told that this general location has been used for years.

The female will build the nest from twigs, weeds and leaves gathered by the male. LIke this one, most nests are flimsy structures.
Each taking turns on the nest . . .

. . . while the other stands guard. There are usually two eggs in the nest, with the fledging appearing in about two weeks. Look for a nesting update.
— Images by kenne

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