Day 65/Year 2
How cute are these two? OMG they are just too precious!!!! You are looking at two baby Mourning Doves which were born in this flower box on a second floor patio at the hospital. (I got a tip that they were there so I brought the Nikon to work with me today.)
Mom and Dad were not around, and I was a bit worried that these 2 could have been abandoned. I spoke with one of the hospital workers who works in this area, and she assured me that both Mom and Dad are fine. They have recently been leaving them alone in the nest. I was also informed that they have been practicing spreading their wings, but have yet to take flight. From the size of them, I wouldn't be surprised if the 2 youngsters leave the nest soon.
This shot shows the scale of the size of the bird compared to the flower.
I have leaned so much about wildife since I have taken up this hobby! Today I learned that baby Mourning Doves are called Squabs. I hope you have learned something too! :-)