yay!! my mourning doves are BACK!!!
saw them in the tree
in their usual spot just this morning!! they haven't started building the nest yet...i sat and watched them for a few moments. it was so nice to see them taking turns grooming each other!
they've been a mainstay in my tree
since the second year i was here (the first year they'd built a nest on the garage roof).
3 years ago, a cat got to their babies
(there were 4 that year too). 2 years ago another cat got to the babes (only 2 that year) and then i saw one of the parents had gotten hit by a car out in front
i was so sad for the little thing - just sitting in the tree
all by itself and cooing and cooing for it's mate.
didn't see any last year. i'm SO glad they're back!!! i'm assuming it's the remaining one that is newly paired up - or maybe one of their babes from a previous year...
i'll try to get some pics to post too!!