Fledglings!

Jun. 7th, 2017 03:21 pm
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I went out to take pictures today, and when I approached the porch, all three  mourning doves exploded from the nest!  \o/ Mama dove has successfully fledged two squabs this season.  I don't know if they'll come back or not, sometimes they do for a few days.  It will be interesting to see if she starts another nest.  Often they go through several a summer.

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Date: 2017-06-08 04:36 am (UTC)
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Hooray!

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Date: 2017-06-09 02:54 am (UTC)
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Yay mourning doves successfully raised to fledged birdieness yaaaaay! :)

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Date: 2017-06-07 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
Mama dove was extremely lucky. We have way too many squirrels and crows steadily patrolling for baby birds around here.
:^[

Well...

Date: 2017-06-07 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
It's not rare for a nest to fail here, but it's usually at the egg stage. That happened twice this spring; this is the third nest I've tracked. But once the eggs hatch, the nestlings usually fledge.

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