Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mourning Dove Army


Shelley, I feel it's my duty to tell you that I think the Mourning Doves are planning a takeover of the backyard. They've had at least 6 sets of babies this summer and their army grows strong....

Plus I'm not getting the peanuts I used to off your bird feeders...



















This is Napoleon. I think he's the ring leader. He's always marching around and then hides behind a tree when you come out.
















This is Bob and Mary. They've been plotting in the gutters of your house...












Speaking of gutters....check out this new young addition to the army!













That chipmunk needs to mind his own business! Or else....

15 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh but they are prolific nesters, aren't they? Very cute post! :c)

Jessica said...

I almost felt sorry for the squirrel. But then I came to my sences.

Lynne said...

Chipmunk better watch out or Napoleon is going to gather the army and drive him out!!

Very cute!

HANNIBAL said...

Very cute! I just love chipmunks! Doves will take over, but you gotta love that they clean the floor!

The Birdlady said...

Drum roll, please....Delightful post.

Richard said...

I have a lot of doves but they don't seem to be taking over anything. Chipmunks gather the sunflower seeds during the day and the doves clean up the leftovers at the end of the day.

kjpweb said...

Good on all accounts! Cheers, Klaus

wendy said...

Funny funny!

Very cute "Chippy"! I don't care what anyone says I love chipmunks (my mother-in-law hates them)!

Bird Girl said...

That is so funny! You are a riot,Shelley! Love it!

Shellmo said...

Jayne - I'm up to my eyeballs in dove babies!

Jessica - you must mean my cute little chipmunk :-)

Lynne - Napoleon does look tough!

Hannibal - My doves have been knocking the feed off the feeders - but you're right in at least they eat it up.

Birdlady - thank you! Glad you thought so!

Richard - sending doves your way!

KJ - thanks a lot!

Wendy - I like the chips too!

Birdgirl - you might be the only one who thinks I'm funny- ha,ha!

hillgrandmom said...

poor mr. chipmunk--can't steal as he ususally does probably!

Gardener's Garden said...

This one really made me laugh and gave me a whole new outlook on the hoardes of Mourning Doves in my yard. In fact, I'm on my way out to name them right now. Thanks for such a delightful post!

Sandy said...

hahahahahahahahah

hahaha

love it!!!

great photos too.

jalynn01 said...

I am utterly delighted by your story and the naming of the Doves and the squirrel's take on all of it. You gave them 'perfect' names. Napoleon!! Such a cute post!

Charli and me said...

Hi, I happened upon your blog and think it's lovely. You have quite a little family of birds. I just love your little story.