Following a Eurasian Collared-Dove Family

Last month, I followed the progress of a Collared-Dove family that took up residence in my pine tree in the front yard. I watched them build a nest, incubate eggs, and feed their squabs. The babies quickly outgrew their nest and were soon exploring the branches of the pine tree, flapping their wings while jumping from branch to branch. The parents kept a close eye on them, of course, and still fed them for a while afterwards. Eventually, all I was left with was an empty nest.

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Recently spotted this Eurasian Collared-Dove nesting in my yard. There are now two squabs!
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One of two squeakers in nest.
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Exploration!
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Empty nest.

I was also able to capture a short video of one of the parent doves feeding the youngsters:

Update: The parent doves liked us so much that they moved their new nest even closer to us on our property! They are now incubating new eggs.

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