I used to see the Mother or Father dove sitting on the nest before but had no idea the babies had been born.
This is probably the 4th or 5th time the doves have nested in the same nest.
|Mother dove sitting on the nest|
Just about a week later they had flown the nest and they are now the most recent visitors to my bird feeder.
It's quite amusing to see that whenever I go and put seeds in the feeder, I'm still busy there when the two small doves suddenly appear and wait on the back fence just a metre away.
As soon as I turn my back they first fly to one of the branches of the tree and then hop onto the feeder.
|The two little doves now eating at my bird feeder|
Friday afternoon Jose and I went to visit some friends who live in the nearby Air Force Retirement Village. They have a beautiful garden with plenty of fruit trees, vegetables and flowers.
They gave us a basket full of plants for our garden and some avocados from their trees.
When we were sitting inside having tea and cake I spotted a couple of ducks just outside their front porch.
Apparently their neighbour feeds them, so they pop around every afternoon 😉. Very cute.
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world.
Ours will be cold and wet.
We've had warmer days, but the last couple of days the temperature has dropped, and the rain has been heavy. As I write this post the rain is pelting on the windows due to the high winds.
Today we had 8C min. and 17C max. (46F & 63F), but it will drop tomorrow to 5C min. and 15 max. (41 to 59F).
Luckily from Monday the sun is back full time and the temperatures go up again.
Just two weeks to go until the official start of Spring, can't wait...