Tuesday, May 18, 2010

can you see the dove?





























my husband and son discovered her this weekend. good thing we put off getting our tree pruned. now it will definitely have to wait, at least until the babies are born and well on their way! does anyone know anything about baby doves? to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia. please click on the photo if you'd like to see more details.

23 comments:

J Bar said...

Good shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful she is! And what a wonderful capture! I hope you're able to get shots of the babies! How delightful! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful week, Lily!

Sylvia

noel said...

aloha,

thanks for showing us your world today, i like this intimate scene, great capture

Hilda said...

Sweet! She is so well-camouflaged. I hope you'll be able to take pictures of the babies once they're hatched.

Babzy said...

great capture !!

Bibi said...

Oooh, be sure not to scare her. She's lovely, as your photo is.

Wolynski said...

Awww, that dove looks so cosy and so cute. Lovely photo.

soulbrush said...

oh wow, talk about excellent camouflage, what a brilliant shot.

LadyFi said...

fabulous shot... I didn't see her at first!

Kitty said...

aw, very sweet. I hope she has a mate who gets her food!

Vashistha said...

Awesome Shot.

bobbie said...

What a wonderful shot! Time enough later to prune. It will be exciting to watch the new family.

eonyc said...

Lovely shot! I love mourning doves--they remind me of times spent on Cape Cod with my Grampa Parker and his family. Good times :)

Marlene said...

She is beautiful. I know nothing about baby doves. We have doves at our feeders everyday, but I have never seen a baby and have no idea as to where they nest. I love this photo.

Anonymous said...

We had a whole lot of doves this spring but then the Merlin came, now we're down to one or two. they are so calm and not afraid of us. Love the picture. Pgma

Lois said...

She picked a great spot! Nicely camouflaged and so cute.

Halcyon said...

We have a ton of these in our yard, but I haven't seen any of their nests. I think they nest higher up in my yard.

Jossie said...

Adorable. She found a great spot for her family.

Daryl said...

this is super! Glad I knew I had to look for something 'cause he chose a great spot to hide

Alexa said...

She's beautiful—and I hope you get to show us the babies. I also hope for your sake that this tree is not right outside your bedroom window (unless you're either a heavy sleeper or like to get up at o'dark-thirty).

Thérèse said...

life + wood + light + treasure: such a beautiful world!

Rod Burger said...

What a nice picture, looks as if she's trying to hide.

Anonymous said...

yes, a couple years ago I put my spider plants out early since it was very warm. Immediately a dove made a nest in the planter. I couldn't water the plant and it wilted. Mom and dad rotate in 12 hr shifts on the eggs. About 2 weeks later neither baby made it. We quickly emptied the nest, watered the plant and then lo and behold the mother came back and layed 2 more eggs... 2 weeks later, 2 baby birds and then they left after a few days. The following year my plants went out and back came mom and dad... This year I delayed putting out the plants until last weekend and so far I don't have any doves, I hope she went somewhere else... yes, its nice, but I don't want them honestly. Good luck.

Kris (fellow Fdaler)