Baby dove update: growth rate slows, but city still in peril

May 15th, 2009

The baby doves aren’t growing as fast as the past few days, but they could have another growth spurt at any time, so the Giant Dove Threat Level remains at Orange, or “Almost Time for Panic”.

Side by Side

Yesterday I came home to find that Momma Dove was off shopping for bugs or worms or whatever it is baby birds eat. That gave me a great chance to get close for this photo.

Family Portrait

Today I found that Momma was back, and positioned as if for a family portrait. When she’s around, I can’t get too close, so I have to stand back, hold the camera over my head with the viewscreen extended, and try to frame a decent shot. That can be hard when it’s sunny like today, because the viewscreen isn’t bright enough to compete with full daylight.

2 Responses to “Baby dove update: growth rate slows, but city still in peril”

  1. Kymberlie R. McGuire Says:

    I love reading these updates! The doves are so pretty!

    Don’t panic and make sure you have your towel with you at all times. You should know that, Jim.

  2. Jim Says:

    I have my towel, *and* my peril-sensitive sunglasses.