Doves have hatched at second try this year
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Doves have hatched at second try this year
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 06-08-2021, 06:50 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Posts: 530
Doves have hatched at second try this year Female
Default Doves have hatched at second try this year

The first try by a pair of doves, using same nest, ended in a scrambled egg disaster after a strong gust of wind emptied the nest (12th May)



Today a new addition to their family!




These doves are the bane of my dog's life. She spends half her day chasing them away from the handrail just below them and more importantly, from her water bowl! They have learnt to have early baths before she is let out in the morning, so my first job is to wash the bowl and put out fresh water for her.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 5 Likes
  #2  
Old 06-09-2021, 07:53 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Posts: 530
Doves have hatched at second try this year Female
Default

2 babies!

Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 5 Likes
  #3  
Old 07-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Posts: 530
Doves have hatched at second try this year Female
Default

This pic was 3 days later, things looking good but not quite ready to leave the nest:



The next morning the nest was empty!
Later I found the remains of one scattered under trees at the other side of the garden and the second one skewered on a spike 'ready for later'. This gave me the clue that Shrek the Gray Shrike that also lives in my garden had done his worst

Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes itzi, SouthPark liked this post
  #4  
Old 07-09-2021, 12:14 AM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,358
Doves have hatched at second try this year
Default

What a handsome bird! I am very glad they had success the second time.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-09-2021, 03:44 AM
Shadeflower Shadeflower is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 1,247
Doves have hatched at second try this year
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafmite View Post
What a handsome bird! I am very glad they had success the second time.
Helps to read the post.

That is so sad Fuerte, I was really rooting for these guys!!!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Fuerte Rav liked this post
  #6  
Old 07-09-2021, 10:34 AM
DirtyCoconuts's Avatar
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
Doves have hatched at second try this year
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 5,373
Doves have hatched at second try this year
Default

damn!! i hate that

i have a pair that has made more than 15 total babies in my lath house and i protect them (several years)

i dont let the dogs into that area unless i am with them and i have hung plants in such a way as to make it VERY hard for a big bird to get in there.......

i usually let nature do its thing but tiny bird babies are sooo cute!


here the most recent two are. they are ready to leave but they like this little niche by the water tote

Untitled by J Solo, on Flickr
__________________
All the ways I grow are dictated by the choices I have made and the environment in which I live. Please listen and act accordingly
--------------------------------------------------------------
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet

#MoreFlowers Insta
#MoreFlowers Flickr
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 4 Likes
  #7  
Old 08-22-2021, 08:04 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Posts: 530
Doves have hatched at second try this year Female
Default

Third attempt was the charm!

The doves built a new nest in the middle of a dense tree, learning their lesson! It meant no pics and very little following of progress for me. Last week we had a horrendous 5 day calima (gale force hot winds, non stop, temps day and night between 40C and 48C in the shade, less than 5% humidity). I filled their water dish 3 or 4 times a day but didn't see any sign of them and feared the worst.
Today they all appeared and posed for a pic! The baby is looking quite mature so must have hatched just before the calima!

Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 6 Likes
  #8  
Old 12-30-2021, 06:15 PM
Fuerte Rav Fuerte Rav is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Posts: 530
Doves have hatched at second try this year Female
Default

The doves are nesting again! No pics of nest as in dense shrubbery.

Pic of my dog from beach walk today - couldn't find my dog thread

Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 6 Likes
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bowl, day, doves, nest, water


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What time of year can I expect this Catasetum hybrid to bloom? camille1585 Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 5 09-15-2019 04:57 AM
Successive blooms smaller year to year? D_novice Outdoor Gardening 7 04-10-2019 01:24 PM
Orchids from Thailand arrived! Need a lot of Help! CourtneyT Potting & Repotting 17 03-12-2018 06:50 PM
Celebrating 1 year with orchids Val Beginner Discussion 5 07-17-2011 04:50 AM
Why is my Stem shorter this year? Cattleya17 Hybrids 6 01-19-2011 12:28 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.