This little Mourning Dove set up her nest in the rafters of the Tiki Hut at Harbour Club Villas and Marina. I’ve been photographing the nest and the parent doves for several weeks now. Here are the photos taken up until today, June 19, when I caught all the action of the little birds spreading and fluttering their wings and leaving the nest for the big wide world.
Fluffing out those feathers so I was pretty sure the flight day was pretty close
Feeding time as the little dove returns to the nest to feed his/her little ones.
Getting big and ready to fly
Time to spread those wings
I’m watching you!!
Away we go as the little birds leave the nest and head along the rafters
Everyone safely down from the rafters of the Tiki Hut and onto the gravel in the parking lot
both parents are watching out for the chicks
They scuttled across the parking lot and the parents tucked them safely into a little sheltered spot off the drive way leading down to the marina
They finally flew into the vegetation on our hill
Sad to see them go…what am I going to photograph now?