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The second nesting

World photography day. Mourning Doves nest for the second time in as many months inside my hanging flower basket. Today the second set of nestlings hatched. Parents are Ozzie & Harriet. This 2nd set I call Pete & RePete..The amazing part is they have no problem with me getting so close. I barely had to zoom.
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Valfal said:

Oh how beautiful! Happy World Photography Day, Gracie!
11 months ago

Gracie replied to Valfal:

Thank you Val!
11 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Cute!
11 months ago ( translate )

Gracie replied to Stephan Fey:

Thsnk you
11 months ago

Deborah Lundbech said:

I feel like I could almost reach in and stroke those feathers! Lovely.
11 months ago

Gracie replied to Deborah Lundbech:

I always have to resist just that
11 months ago

Christa1004 said:

It is certainly unusual that they let you approach so close. They are used to you, and they must love you;-))
11 months ago

Gracie replied to Christa1004:

Thanks. They were slightly skittish only the first hatch. But that passed quickly. I actually talk softly to them. No sudden moves. They even let me continue to water my plant so it doesn’t die..
11 months ago

Eva Lewitus said:

This is beautiful... it watches you, but does not seem to be afraid.
11 months ago

Gracie replied to Eva Lewitus:

Thank you. It makes me happy
11 months ago

Annaig56 said:

excellent moment de douceur bien capturé
11 months ago ( translate )

Gracie replied to Annaig56:

Thank you.
11 months ago

neira-Dan said:

excellent , c'est adorable
11 months ago ( translate )

Gracie replied to neira-Dan:

Thank you
11 months ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

Oh they are so cute, Gracie. I'm so glad they're used to you, so you can take these glorious pictures of them. It's funny seeing young birds where they look like hedgehogs with the stalks for feathers!!!
11 months ago