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!

10 comments:

Karen said...

A truly creative family to be and see.

Dawn said...

Your boys are learning so much from this experience with the birds I'm sure. I'm enjoying the bird posts and photos as well.

ladybug-zen said...

very cool. i love their names...peep and coo. so cute.

Anet said...

Wow... they sure have grown!

Sharon said...

How exciting! They're beautiful. If the parents are anything like our pigeons you'll have another set of eggs very soon!

anthromama said...

So sweet. I love doves' calls and taught my kids how to make them...sometimes we talk to the doves in our yard :)

Tara said...

It's been so fun watching this with you! Thanks for taking the time to post about it. I can't believe how fast they've grown...

Lisa Anne said...

Oh Wow! I can't believe that they are already flying...it just seems like yesterday they were born. Thanks for sharing this with us!

RunninL8 said...

I can't believe they have matured so fast! Just beautiful!!! What a great experience!!!

Re: the strawberry pickin post-YUM!!!! I want to visit our u-pick NOW!!! Or cover the front yard in wild strawberries!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

theyve gotten much bigger

great photos

Jen