Thursday, 20 March 2014

Springing forth

Underneath the tree at my back door this morning some newly discarded egg shells indicating the two eggs in the Collared Doves nest had hatched. The pair have chosen a slightly better built and more discrete location than previous years but just visible from the back window.
This would be the sixth consecutive year they have nested at this location and sometimes have three broods although the latter ones are normally a single.
I assume it's the proud father mooching around the back garden whilst her upstairs settles down for a two-three week brooding session.

1 comment:

  1. Parakeet is back in Prestwick the week the horse chestnut tree broke its buds!