One of the birds that I regularly see in my garden are the doves.
They usually build their nests in the lemon/mandarin (tangerine) tree, flimsy nests that a strong wind can bring down. More than once I found tiny eggs on the pavers under the tree...
But in the last year or two the same nest has been used a few times and the doves seem to have re-enforced it as it looks quite strong now.
A couple of doves have been born and flown the nest, the last two around Christmas time after we arrived from the Philippines, but Mother dove is back on the nest and I've spotted one baby.
Doves aren't very clever birds, or so I think, but I enjoy seeing them in the garden.
I feed them bird seed, reason why I think they feel at home and come back to nest regularly.
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|Sitting in the nest - Nov 2018|
|Eating bird seed on the feeder under the lemon/mandarin tree|
|The dove in the feeder|
|The Dove couple maybe?|
And this is the new nesting mommy, who's been sitting on the nest for the last 2 or 3 weeks.
A couple of days ago, one of the doves, maybe the male flew onto the lemon tree on the other side of the garden and Fluffy heard the noise and positioned himself under the tree looking up.
Luckily the cats are too old to climb trees...
What birds do you get in your gardens?
|Fluffy trying to spot the dove hiding in the lemon tree|