Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dove Love


I have this basket hanging on a hook on the wall on my back porch. I like baskets and I, er, well, sort of collect them. I can't pass them by at house sales or flea markets. For whatever reason, several years ago, I decided to hang one on the side wall adjacent to my back door.

One day I see this dove perched on it and I thought it was strange.

I really didn't think anything of it because I've had this pair of doves hanging out near my bird feeder for several years. I thought she was looking for food.

As it turned out, she was actually nesting... In the basket!
Wait, I have some better pictures...

That's the baby!

So now no one is permitted to use the back door. Then one day I see this...

THERE'S TWO!!



15 comments:

Virtuous said...

Nice! Doesn't it feel good to know you gave them a home? ;o)

Alisa said...

That is so cool! How sweet!

Ina said...

How cute! There's a dove nest over my driveway. The way I noticed? Lots of poop on the car.

Denise said...

I loved reading about your dove nest...very sweet.

Rebecca said...

i usually have a pair of doves each year, but not this one. i really miss them. you know, you get used to the intimacy of mother nature and then she disappoints you. looks like you're having a sweet time watching the goings and doings of your fine feathered friends!

sappmama said...

That's so sweet. There's a little house on your house.

Mary Anne said...

How blessed you are to have doves nexting on your back porch. They are so beautiful.

Lynn said...

OMG how sweet are they!!! And how cool that you can look at them ouside your window.

del said...

That is so neat! They didn't have to do any work, just find a perfect little basket for themselves.

hakucho said...

That's so sweet. You've got a smart bird there...your basket makes a wonderful nest :) Keep them safe....
keep the cats away....

Beate said...

what a great use of your basket and the surprise .

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Ooooooooooooooooooohhh !!! Nice !

Crystal said...

This is great! I always enjoy your posts!

LaVerna said...

Awww.How sweet.I have two barn swallows that have nested in the roof of my front porch and have babies.

Beverly said...

Keep them safe! We had three babies in one of our hanging baskets and one of the stray cats got them Saturday night. We had no idea that they would use the car as a jumping pad.