I received a phone call from my mother the other day about this brown bird who was nesting in her old bird feeder!! She explained how these Blue Jays were bothering the mother but she appeared to be holding her own. I never expected from her description that the bird would turn out to be a Mourning Dove!!!
The Mourning Dove did allowed me to capture a few up-close pictures before finally fleeing away . . . I held my point-and-shoot camera up and captured a few quick pictures of the eggs! Mourning Doves are not the most creative in nest building and as you can see from this photo that the Mourning Dove eggs have a tradition of falling out of the nest.
I had planned on photographing the babies before posting these pictures but mom called the other day to report “the mother isn’t sitting on the nest anymore . . . . what do you think happened??”! I am going to assume that just maybe those Blue Jays decided to pay another visit!
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