Saturday, April 19, 2008

Baby Mourning Doves!

I cannot believe how fast these baby mourning doves hatched! It seemed like just a couple weeks ago the mother dove was laying on her nest in my house gutters. It was nice to see these 2 little babies running around my yard. These pictures aren't as good as I would've liked but the babies and their mother seemed nervous and I didn't want to upset them further.


























Mama dove trying to distract me with her wings.

10 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Oh I just love the shot with the downy underneath and the feathers all fluffed up. And that last one with the wing up - wow!! Very nice!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots, I just love the call of the doves in the morning. So beautiful.Thanks for sharing

Jessica said...

Awww.... I was hoping for an update on the dove babies. They look so big already. I think they are good shots.

Shellmo said...

Bird girl - thank you - I love fluffed up birds too!

Stacey - Thank you! Every morning I hear the doves.

Jess - I cannot believe that this is the 1st time I'm seeing them - they must've grew quickly!

Chris said...

Oh how adorable! Your the first to have spring hatchings! How neat and exciting!

Shellmo said...

chris - thank you! I feel like a proud mother!

Sandy said...

Oh !!! so baby cute.. Love these.

sandy

Shellmo said...

Sandy - thank you for coming by. I have more baby pictures coming!

mon@rch said...

These guys are soo cute! Instead of Mourning Doves they should be called Cute Doves!

Shellmo said...

Monarch - I agree - the babies look drab and frazzled enough that they still look cute!