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New Tenants

We have a few new residents around our house.  And when I say around, I mean outside.

First off, it appears that the mourning dove has hatched her eggs.  We never saw the eggs themselves, but now that there are chicks, the mama is off the nest getting food somewhat often.  I got a couple of pics where you can make out the babies, though I can’t tell how they’re doing (when I watched from the bedroom window I didn’t see them moving at all).

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I climbed up on a stepladder to get a better picture (though I couldn’t observe the nest directly – I held the camera above my head):

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Also, while doing some gardening, I noticed someone the likes of whom I hadn’t seen before on our property.  It was in this raised bed in front of the porch:

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Behold:

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It sat there and looked at me as I photographed it, just enjoying the heat.  A little later I saw it had moved a bit closer to the porch.  Later in the day it was nowhere to be seen.  We’ll see if it appears again.

Posted by seaking on 05-30-2009 at 10:05 pm
Posted in News

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2 Comments »

  1. For the information of any interested parties, I found El Snakeo’s skin between a couple of the border rocks of the raised bed when I was weeding/planting last fall. So I suspect this tenant is not actually new.

    Comment by sarah-marie — May 31, 2009 @ 13:16
  2. Any sound from the chicks?

    Comment by Gretchen — May 31, 2009 @ 20:27

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