Friday, July 24, 2009

A surprise

Look what I found this morning while trimming the jasmine over the front door. Two little white dove eggs. What a surprise!



And momma wasn't far from the nest. I trimmed the jasmine very carefully so as not to disturb.





She waited very patiently until I was finished.
More baby dove will be taking up residence here at Mourning Dove Cottage.

10 comments:

Sherri said...

Donna, that is so awesome! I can't wait to see the hatchlings! I had a domestic ring-necked dove for 15 yrs. Her name was Chloe. Every 2 weeks she would lay little white eggs like that. Of course, they weren't fertile. Sometime I would blow them out and put them in bird nests I found. One day my nephew came over and when I was in the bathroom he broke every one of them. He was only 4 so I couldn't be mad at him. Enjoy your little eggs! Have a great weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful suprise!
Hugs,
Penny

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Donna, that is so sweet. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Donna said...

Nothing better than the "gift of life"....A wonderful surprise!hughugs

Protege said...

Beautiful; I love when the magic of life is happening right outside our door.
Have a wonderful weekend.;)
xo

RoyalTLady said...

Wonderful!
I like this part "the cute little 4 year old breaking all of them eggs"... and got away with it.

Thanks for sharing.

Mimi Sue said...

So sweet! Mimi

Happy@Home said...

What a sweet surprise and so perfect for Mourning Dove Cottage. I hope you'll share baby pictures too.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

What an awesome treat to fine while trimming.

Sandy

Kerrie said...

I loved visiting your blog! I was linked via Beaverly's, "How Sweet The Sound." We live in SC (from NYS) and the birds are our joy. Your site reminded me of my blog and myself! I will become a follower. Kerrie http://beaver-kerrie.blogspot.com.