I noticed a lot of activity in the large bush at the front west corner of our home and decided to investigate. What I found was a nest with two rather large white eggs in it. I began checking it every day because by this time I had decided to do a pictorial of the progress of these, what I now knew were white wing dove eggs, having flushed the mother from the nest in my daily checking.
|The eggs discovered on 2015.04.18|
|2015.04.29 First chick appears and his beak is almost as big as his body.|
|2015.04.30 It is said that the firstborn is the stronger chick.|
|2015.05.03 Eyes not open yet, but feathers are fast growing.|
|2015.05.05 Eyes open now and feathers growing like weeds.|
|2015.05.09 In just four days they have become totally feathered and very alert.|
|2015.05.11 As I took the shot, one flew off the nest and this one followed immediately. They had fledged and never returned to the nest.|
|This is the nest which defies gravity and form in every direction.|
|I carefully pulled it out of the bush and it immediately began to fall apart.|
|This is a shot of the nest turned bottom side up. Amazing!|
This is all I have to say for now.