Monday, March 26, 2012

Laughing Dove.....


It always fascinates me where birds seem happy to build their nests, last year I showed you a family of Swallows that were nesting happily atop a security box at the local shopping centre quite unconcerned about the traffic flow beneath them. This Laughing Dove has built her nest and hatched her eggs in a Ficus tree, planted in a pot outside my sister's back door. She has two highly excitable and yappy (very cute) little dogs that no doubt would have them for breakfast if they got half the chance, yet there they are, happily ensconced, and it's not the first time, they do it every year. Maybe the Dove's gentle demeanor hides a 'live on the edge' streak.....! Another Monday, another week, let's hope it's a good one.....p.s. there's something pretty on Billsdiving today....

24 comments:

  1. It does look serene. Doves coo, don't that, not chant om?

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  2. Beautiful photo! My mom had a dove that built a nest in her vines around the house several years ago and she so enjoyed the babies...until a neighbor's cat killed them. Hopefully the doggies won't get to it!

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  3. That's just sweet! And I love how Doves sound.

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  4. Maybe she thinks the dogs protect her babies from other predators!

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  5. Such a beautiful bird! She does seem to be happy and feeling secure! Wonderful capture, Grace! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. I've noticed about birds that they are very flexible when it comes to adapting to the humans that live around them. Very beautiful Dove photo! Visited Bill, am in LIKE with Flat Worms ;-)

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  7. It does seem like an odd place for doves to nest, but what do I know about picking nest sites?

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  8. I love the sound of these doves in the morning.

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  9. superbe portrait , c'est magnifique

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  10. Bonza photos. The Laughing Dove certainly is calm, serene and well hidden from predators :-).

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  11. the kookaburra union will hear about this!


    Book coming your way, Sis


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  12. What a great picture. You are so lucky with birdlife.

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  13. Once, I had doves making their nest on my balcony, so very near from us! We could approach and caress the mother. The problems with the dogs will come when the babies will begin to learn to fly..Anyway, those families are so cute to observe!

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  14. We have quail who next in the cactus pots on our patio. It creates a problem because the babies cannot climb out. My wife has to put beach towels in the pot, leading to a cascading slope of the towels down a series of boxes to enable the babies to reach the ground.

    By the way, Julie is a Banksy fan, so your post a few days ago was of particular interest.

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  15. We have birds called morning doves who look very much like this bird and they tend to build their nests in some of the least habitable places. I've shown some sitting between arms of cactus.

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  16. This one looks so much cleaner and healthier than the ones that **** on my windowsills...

    No, I haven't found an alternative yet. I haven't really looked but I think I'm going to start panicking soon!

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  17. Nice pics Gracie :) this is the 3rd lot of chicks this year, and all to date have survived. The "girls" don't seem to mind the doves these days, who knows why x.

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  18. Such sweet photos of the dove. I like his name, never heard about it. For me a dove was a dove.

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  19. I agge with ciel: this one looks like a real dove, unlike the lousy pigeons of ours...

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