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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

No Dove babies this time


I guess we were prepared for this possibility. Young yet mature turtle doves, like many birds, often are not successful with their first eggs.

They actually ate one of the unfertile eggs shell and all.

Then with only two eggs left both Don and Angie spent less time on the nest. After we candled the last eggs Mike removed them.

But guess what, these two love birds seem to be courting again.

15 comments:

Martha Z said...

I would have been fun to watch them raise the little ones. Maybe next time they will be sucessful.

dowhatyoulove said...

Aww, well, try try again little ones. How did these lovely little doves come into your life anyhow? They are cute.

Barb said...

Try, try again! Hope they learned from experience.

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't nature a mystery?!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Hope you do better this time around with your doves.

A human kind of human said...

Well at least they are now well practiced (lol). What I did not know is that they would actually eat their eggs. I wonder why they do that. Lets hold thumbs for them for the next batch.

(The Word Verification word on this comment is "cilime" - sounds like "silly me" (lol).

Elaine said...

Hopefully they'll be successful this time. If they are you will have lots of fun watching the happy event.

Jo said...

Hi Gaelyn, I'm sure they'll be successful this time. Where is this nest? Such a secure and comfortable ledge; and you're surely blessed that you can get so near them. Thanks for the "update" (((Hugs))) Jo

Jo said...

Hi Gaelyn, I'm sure they'll be successful this time. Where is this nest? Such a secure and comfortable ledge; and you're surely blessed that you can get so near them. Thanks for the "update" (((Hugs))) Jo

Susan said...

If at first you don't succeed...works in nature and life in general...great post series..thank you!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Ya can't keep two good birds down, right? ...if at first you don't succeed...keep us posted, Gaelyn. Dear, sweet little birds!

Rambling Woods said...

The trying is the most fun..they are so cute...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So Cute and fantastic !! Great Post !!

Louise said...

SO interesting! I hope for better success on the new egg!

jeannette stgermain said...

Oowh, the last pic is precious - no wonder there's the expression "lovie-dovie."

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