Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby, baby

I went to check on the baby mallards and was sad to see they were down to five. Originally there were seven. Hoping these little guys make it.


Speaking of babies - can you believe THIS?!
Mrs. Mourning Dove is having more babies! I think this is the 5th or 6th brood - I've lost count. (Unless some other dove is using her old nest.) I just want to ask her "Seriously? No, really - seriously more babies?"

11 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Wish there were a way to protect those little mallards. That is one prolific dove!

kjpweb said...

While sad - it's how it goes, food for a hawk or raccoon - a circle that has been going on for eons...
And a pretty persistent Dove! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Texas Travelers said...

What Klaus said.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Jessica said...

I love the look that Momma Dove is giving you... "Oh no, she's caught me again!".

Bobbi said...

Mourning Doves don't know the conception of birth control - ha!

hillgrandmom said...

I so love all your photographs! incidentally, I also love your signature at the end. How's it done, with GIMP?

Shellmo said...

Birdlady - Wish I could protect them too!

KJ - I agree - circle of life - but I have a soft spot for babies. I wish the hawks & racoons would stick to fish.

Texas - thanks!

Jessica - Exactly - she does look guilty!

Bobbi - I have a gang of them in my yard now!

Hillgrandmom - my blog designer put that in my template so not sure. I'm not so design savy!

Bird Girl said...

Oh it is hard to watch babies disappear and wonder what got them! I hate that!
I really think you should name your dove 'Fertile Myrtle' (haha)

Shellmo said...

Birdgirl - that is the PERFECT name! She has now been aptly named "Fertile Myrtle!"

Sandy said...

wow how cute is that?!?!

Leedra said...

That is how I feel about the Eastern Bluebirds in my yard. And I never thought I would ever think there were enough. But sometimes, enough is enough!!!!