The birds are busy tending nests and nestlings now. It's all business with them and they fly as if they are in some sort of timed competition. On May the 8th, there was one mourning dove egg in a nest on a spruce tree bough. The next day there was one more. Today there are two squabs, looking plump and fuzzy. In a few weeks the parents will start on a second brood.
|The second of these two mourning dove eggs was laid on May 9th.|
|May the 30th and the eggs are now alert young squabs.|
|These goldfinches know that four watchful eyes are better than two.|
|Dining alone, this goldfinch is missing one leg.|
|Oscar is blissfully unaware of his appointment with the Spay/Neuter Clinic.|
|He looks younger than I thought in this photo.|