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Two Almost Grown Mourning Doves in Nest

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Two Doves in Nest with Adult Bird
Only one baby dove is visible. The adult bird has the long tail. The other baby is in the background.

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One Almost Grown Dove Still in the Nest
Other baby dove flew out of the nest today!

The two baby doves have doubled their size over the past few days. I was worried because the two babies were alone in the nest most of the day for two days. I hadn’t seen the adult bird in the nest until today. The babies were growing and appeared healthy so I knew they had to be getting food from somewhere. The adult bird must have been bringing food when I wasn’t looking. The nest is by our front door and I look out several times a day to see how they are doing.

Today, I was out planting in my front yard and I heard a noise near the doves. One of the almost grown doves had left the nest and flown into the side of the house, then up to the roof. I guess the bird wasn’t injured because I didn’t see it again. The other almost grown dove remains in the nest. Today, an adult dove brought food to the dove in the nest.

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