Our backyard was quite prolific this past month. A photo-journal opportunity for sure.
First we spotted a dove tucked in a tree and figured she just might be sitting on a nest. Sure enough. Only 2 of 4 eggs hatched though, and we were away the week these babies flew away.
In the same tree, just a few branches down, we spotted a hummingbird nest. Then a newborn. Then mom and newborn in the nest. And then that baby flew away.
Another very smart mommy hummingbird built her nest in a spiny ocotillo, right by a window. This one we could photograph without bothering mom or babies at all! Watching this drama unfold was fascinating!
MOM ON NEST
TWINS ABOUT 10 DAYS OLD!
EARLY WEEK 3, BROTHER IS GETTING READY TO LEAVE THE NEST
MOM IS GIVING SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE "RELUCTANT-ONE"
I CAN'T BELIEVE BROTHER LEFT ME. SURELY HE'S COMING BACK. RIGHT? THIS WENT ON FOR 2 DAYS!
MOM PATIENTLY FED "THE RELUCTANT ONE"
AND THEN THE GIG'S UP. YOUR TURN, MISSY!!