Aren't these little ones adorable? I wonder if their mother is the same bird that nested atop our porch light last year. Anyhow, she's definitely of the same species, whatever that may be. It made me so happy to see them doing well this evening.
What a face!
Can you see the Saint Bernard hairs in the nest? Thurgood's and Miles' fur is always highly sought-after building material.
Safe and sound.
Sadly, tragedy struck the Mourning Dove nest last night. A black snake got one of the two newly hatched Mourning Doves. Ben was able to rescue the second chick, but the nest was completely empty this morning. Mama Dove sat on her eggs for weeks without moving much at all. She grew on me, and I admired her dedication. I was very disappointed about the way things turned out for her family.
Damn, it's a rough life out there.