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Monday, April 11, 2011

Mourning Dove

 There are no Mourning doves in these photographs.    But there are eggs.

Two, almost blue, elliptical eggs nestled upon a throne of tender;
remaining still while their mother took flight
frightened to have a human so close.
Startled by sudden flap of heavy wings
crashing upward through the pine boughs
I became suspicious, then saw
the nest.
Too far above my head for my eyes to see.
I held my camera high and clicked.

   

5 comments:

Jane said...

I have a pair who built a nest right outside of my kitchen window in the shrubs. They are such a nice bird.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful captures of the nest.
Have a great week.
Costas

RedPat said...

I've never seen one of their nests! Great capture.

bonifer said...

Oh that would be so neat to see, Nellie, hopefully my pair will decide to make a nest close by too...

Rose said...

I have never seen a dove's nest that was built that well! Nice to know they can do a well built one.