Dove Love

If you haven’t looked at my cam pic then please go there now. That hanging basket it is on the front porch of our house. Doves are fascinating to me. She seems to know that we will not hurt her. As we walk in and out of the house she watches us for sudden movements, but otherwise seems content just sitting in her nest on her eggs. The other day we saw her and her birdie husband do a shift change presumably so that she could go and eat. She flew off letting out a couple loud chirps and he flew in and sat on the nest.

She really couldn’t have picked a better spot for her nest. None of the other birds will get near our porch because of us. She is also protected from the sun, rain and wind. Every now and again if we make sudden movements she will fly away from the nest, but usually goes no further than the roof of the porch. Typically her husband is never much further away than the roof of the house.

I read somewhere once that Doves mate for life. A couple years ago a Dove got hit by a car in our front street. The Dove’s mate was sitting in the street next to its body and almost sounded like it was crying. Every time a car came by it would walk over to the curb and after it passed it would walk back out and sit next to the body. It was one of the saddest things I have ever seen in my life. Next time your are driving down the street and a see a bird, if safety permits, please brake. Thank you.

One Response to “Dove Love”

  1. Chris Says:

    Sweet. But it reminds me of Dove soap.

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