Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Mother-in-law’s Potting Shed

This is my mother-in-law’s potting shed that doubles as an art studio. She had morning doves nest in a basket hanging under the eves. This is one of the babies waiting for mom and dad to come back with some food.

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You can tell he is a youngster because his tail is a little short and he still is erupting his feathers. Those pin feathers must itch!

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His face has not filled out just yet. Here it is panting to help regulate his temperature.

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13 comments:

Kelly said...

Sweet, sweet photos of the little Mourning Dove. (Also....I'm a potter as well, so I love you mom-in-law's potting shed/art studio.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How cute!! Love the last pic. I wonder if it DOES itch? :)

Abe Lincoln said...

Excellent photography. That last picture is just marvelous.

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Chris Petrak said...

There is also a "cluelessness" about young doves that gives them away - I'm always surprised that more aren't taken by sharpies. Good photos!

Su Chua Phin 徐蔡斌 said...

Pictures that educate ...

Good job.

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Arija said...

So wonderfully trusting in finding the safety of her potting shed to nest in. Lovely shots/

Kerri said...

Wow Steve!! Awesome! I often feel that mourning doves don't get enough "love" from us birdwatchers. I'm learning to love them more :)

Jenny said...

Great photos of this gentle bird. Love the stretchy one!

dAwN said...

Very cool shed! Awesome pics!

Tabib said...

Very tame dove.
The last one is my pick.

Cindy said...

Nice pictures! The dove seems so trusting.

Eve said...

Wonderful photos Steve! Great post!

The Laughing Idiot said...

She's a little cutie. Doves are so calm, they're ideal candidates for bird photos.

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