Friday, May 15, 2009

Expectant Father





Nesting mother....


Pretty soon I'll have 2 of Bob's mourning dove babies running around. I'll need to load up on some extra bird baths (or toilets for that matter.) They'll need names.....sounds like I'll be having a giveaway in the next couple weeks!

30 comments:

Ginnymo said...

Awww! I can't wait to see them. I have young ones here but they are already big by the time I see them it seems.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Awww, what sweeties!
Do mourning doves mate for life?

Willard said...

I love the colors and detail in this shot. It sounds as though you are going to be as bad as me. I end up naming the local fawn crop-at least when they have been around long enough so that I can tell if they are male or female. I learned that lesson the hard way by naming a doe "Enos".

Chris said...

Excellent. I cannot wait to see the babies!!! Hope you will be able to up date a bit on their life and their babies!!

Elaine said...

Great photo of Bob! What fun to watch the nests for the new little ones. Between the doves and the robins, you had better load up on a lot of supplies.

Deborah Godin said...

Bob's not pacing the floor...er-grass? He's taking it very well.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good luck.New babies are always special.
Blessings,Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos, Shelley! Get lots of pictures of the babies. I'll be waiting . . .

Kathiesbirds said...

So pretty and cute. I love mourning doves, even if they are slightly stupid!

holdingmoments said...

That first shot is a stunner Shelley. Hope you get some pictures of the young ones to show us.

Rural Rambler said...

Awww Shelley I love Mourning Doves. We have a "couple" here but we don't know where for sure they are nesting-scrub cedars we think. OH! OH! OHHH! I have a couple of names!

"Awww" seems to be the exclamation of choice here!

Your pictures are inspiring!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Will Bob be handing out cigars?
They have such sweet faces.

Heather said...

Bob looks like a very proud papa! I forget, does Mrs. Bob have a name? I'll have to start thinking of some names for those little ones. Maybe you can potty train them! HA!

Dorothy said...

I've seen lots of adult doves but never any little ones. I hope you will be able to show them on your blog!

bennie and patsy said...

Poor baby I know what you mean about the bird bath as a toilet.
We have not put one out here ,the creek is so close they can just go to it. Saved me a lot of cleaning.
But I love the Dove couple we have even better now.
Patsy

The Retired One said...

They are the most elegant and peaceful looking calm birds..I just love doves. How wonderful that you can watch a nest of them and share them with us! Thanks!

Kelly said...

...look at that cute little mama. What a sweet face. Bring on the babies!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, How cute... Where is she nesting?????? Keep us posted!!!! I love Mourning Doves.
Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh that Bob and his wife really produce the little ones, don't they? Has the gutter nest ever been washed away?

Deb said...

Lucky you! The turtle doves began to nest in their usual spot above the arbour and then left!! We were so disappointed. Looking forward to seeing your baby Dove pics.

Mary said...

Bob looks very proud of himself. I'll start thinking of names :-)

Bird Girl said...

Don't those father's have it made? Ha. I can't look at a mourning dove without thinking of BOB, Shelley! You have given me your insanity ;-)Love that first picture - great color and detail!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Happy Weekend, Shell. :D

Beautiful mourning dove photos!!! You are sooooo gifted.

Congrats on the newspaper eagle photo. That's just the beginning. :D

Hugs, JJ

Kallen305 said...

So cute Shelley! He actually looks nervous in that picture!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I'm sure you will handle the transition to the birding population.

Eve said...

How sweet! But is she in the gutter??? Bob needs to try a little harder next time!!! :-)
Good luck coming your way for the new little Bobs and/or Bobbettes.

dAwN said...

OH my..doesn't the nest get all wet when it rains?

Sandy said...

great photos Shelly.

Leedra said...

Expectant Father looks like all expectant fathers....hurry up and wait. Really like the top photo.

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Daisy said...

Great photos, Shelley. :)