As I’ve mentioned before, it is spring here. One evidence are the Mourning Doves cooing at all times of day, each in their own stages of mating, breeding and raising their “squabs.” I managed to take a photo of this domesticated scene only hours before the two juvenile birds in this nest were ready to leave home. I assume this is their father in the nest because of the time of day and the fact that the male feeds the juveniles. But I could be wrong.
I took about fifteen pics trying out different settings on my Canon SD950IS Powershot. This next pic is a close-up:
The third picture is one that I took last year. I cropped much of the background and converted it to black & white so that I could use it in our park’s February newsletter:
This hat sits in a palm tree right outside our window and we have a couple of eggs being incubated as I write. I think we are about 9 days away from the egg(s) hatching. Normally mourning doves breed two eggs at a time.