Sunday, May 5, 2013

Nature Study: Birds part 1

We've been keeping an eye on this little beauty right outside of Tristin's window!


I don't think she appreciated me taking pictures of was making her a bit nervous. She was literally getting her feathers ruffled haha ;)


We are going to keep a close eye on her as she so gracefully does what God created her to do. So far we've only seen one egg, and she sure doesn't leave that baby much at all.

We've read up on Doves, and found that the male and female take turns attending to the egg (male in the morning and afternoon, female evening and night). We are now keeping watch for 2 birds! We've learned that it takes about 2 weeks for the squab to hatch and they feed it crop milk for a few days before introducing seeds. After about 11-14 days they begin fledging.

1 comment:

Heather said...

We have doves on a nest too! Although, they lost one of their eggs :( We're not sure if they're coming back to incubate the other one as we never see them sitting on the nest anymore. Yes, the pair are usually together! What a sweet couple :)


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