Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Babies

When I went out to check on the birds Monday morning, the baby diamond dove had flown his nest. He was sitting on the ground, so I put him back in the nest. Next time I checked on him, he was sitting on the limb, acting like a grown up.
The baby is a tiny little thing, even smaller than a sparrow. When I went to check on them on my way out to walk, this is what I found. Luckily, they sat still while I went to get the camera. Isn't this the cutest thing with the whole family sitting together?
This is the ring neck teenage dove. It is too early to know if it is male or female. And too early to be able to tell if it is going to stay white or not. Its baby sibling is sort of a tan color so just maybe this one will stay white. Am hoping so.
I got a pair of young lovebirds yesterday from a friend that I work with. Not sure where I am going to put them. They are very pretty, and sometimes quite noisy!!!