We have a family of mourning doves (a.k.a. turtle doves) living in our yard. The mommy and daddy, seen above perched on our old garage, coo dolefully every morning. Just yesterday, to my surprise, I spotted these two babies hiding under a shrub in the back yard… Under a shrub, I say!
I must have gone past them 6 or 7 times before even noticing them. And then they didn’t budge when I inspected them more closely. They were the sweetest and most trusting little things!
I took their picture and left them alone so as not to scare them off. But this morning the babies are no longer there. They’ve been moved. However, the mommy and daddy are still hanging about so I know the babes cannot be far off.
I just pray they are safe.
Isn’t wildlife beautiful?