Continuing from Part 1 — This is the second thing that Lola wanted me to see — her dove family! Aren’t they phenomenal?
Lola has had many families over the years but most of the babies do not survive. This year she set aside an empty plant pot high up on a shelf with some nesting materials. Of course, the parents did not nest in such an obvious place. Instead they built their nest in the cactus plant right next to the empty planter.
I had to stand on a stool to get the picture. I think Lola must stand on the stool and look at them a lot because the mother (or is that the father?) was not nervous.
I think it is my best baby dove photo yet.
But alas, I did not stop taking photos after seeing the two things that Lola wanted me to see. This woman has cactii everywhere! Oh what a cactus-loving photographer’s delight!
See Part 3 for more…