Monday, 22 November 2010

Awwwww

This was in the big shrub near the garage door on November 13 ...... and this is what's happening in there today.There are two surprisingly big chicks in a small nest that's just above my head height and perilously close to the garage door and our linen line, so the mother bird is frequently disturbed, which is a shame.
Mum is a beautiful spotted turtle dove (Streptopelia chinensis), which, as its Latin name hints, is not native to these parts, though they are really common.
(Added later) Oh, and this is its call — always reminds me of warm, early summer gardens.
Back to the sewing machine!

6 comments:

Rattling On said...

They are lovely, hope they do ok. It was all a disaster in our garden this year, the rooks killed all but one of the blackbird chicks... which I found drowned in the pond. Really depressing, I hate nature sometimes.

sippitystitch said...

this is pure magic.

victoria said...

EEEK I'm so jelous!!!
Reminds me of the twelve days of christmas song somehow.

Fairlie said...

Awwwww...

I hate to think what our badly-behaveds would make of that.

Barbara said...

Magical photos ... happy sewing (with hourly breaks for chocolate perhaps?)

Jennifer said...

Really magnificent to have wildlife so close by; somehow the mother bird made one sacrifice for another -- some level of safety she perceived there, despite the interruptions....