Monday, June 30, 2008
Peep & Coo.
We have been watching Peep and Coo every day. It has been exciting to see them go from tiny things to fluffy feathered squabs, perching, and cleaning, and flapping. We knew it was almost time as they have been at the edge of their nest and exercising their wings for a few days.
This morning I saw that one dove was on the deck. We tip-toed out and the boys watched the bird for awhile, and excitedly witnessed the first big flight! We discovered the other dove was in our bushes which is a nice secure spot.
For most of the day the doves sat under the bushes - and the boys visited often.
This evening, they flew up into the tree and are perched there close together now. I don't think they are yet able to fly back into their nest - it is between some gazebo bars and under the canopy...but I think they will be safe tonight. Both parent doves came back throughout the day to feed them, and one is in the tree with them now. What an exciting day!