Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Friday, May 6, 2016

A Tale of 2 Dove Families??????

Many of you who have visited before know that for the 7th time in 3 years, I have had Morning Doves nest in my hanging pot right outside my Den window, providing us with a "Bird's Eye" view of this sweet little family!!

But first, I want to Thank Brenda, over at Cozy Little House, for featuring my post, Spring Has Finally Sprung from last week's Tweak It Tuesday Party!!
   I was honored that she chose this photo from that post as "Best Nature Shot"
Thanks so much , Brenda!!

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The Babies have really grown quite quickly.
It seems more quickly than other times and the parents were leaving them unattended for very long periods of time which was a bit different compared to the other times we had doves nesting......
The above photos were taken from inside the Den, looking out the window.....

I then went outside in the patio and took these photos......
The Doves have never been scared off by us.......
 They just sit calmly and let me take my photos!!

The parent doves left again when I went back into the house......
 But they are never far away from their offspring!!
 This one is on the beams of the patio awning.......

The next day I noticed what seemed to be a lot more twigs and nesting material in the pot which I thought was odd.......
 Definitely more than the day before........
 See the difference?
   The next morning the babies were gone....They flew the coop!!

They have been seen in the trees behind us and I was able to get this photo of one of them on our fence......

Here is the really crazy thing......

The babies were gone in the morning and by mid afternoon of the SAME DAY, this is what I saw!!!
  A quite large, pregnant looking adult dove back in the pot!!!!!
  And she has been there ever since!!!


And we have 2 more Eggs this season!!!
 I took this photo when the parent doves switched sitting in the nest.  They take turns and switch pretty close to the same times every day and "Coo" to each other before they do.

Here is the parent dove getting settled on the eggs!!
 I have to say that we are amazed at how fast this new Dove Family moved into the pot or is it really a "new" dove family????????

Usually a week or two passes before another Dove couple takes over the pot to nest in!!

I wish that we could some how tag the doves so we would know if this is the same Mother Dove who just had her offspring leave the nest and is now laying eggs again or were the babies kicked out by this new mother dove who took over the pot as her nest???????

I wonder if the appearance of more nesting material came from this mother who was putting it there while the babies were still in the pot????

But these are answers to questions that we will never know!!!

But they do provide one heck of a show for us!!

It has been a rainy and cool week so I have not been able to get out in the patio to clean and set it up for the Summer like I had planned.......

Hopefully, next week....

 I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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