Monday, November 10, 2008

My Mate 'Pidge'

I've got a helper in the garden, but she stays out of reach although not at all scared of me. I call her 'Pidge', she's actually a Spotted Dove and is currently nesting in a tree on the property at the rear of us. I know she has had at least one baby because I can see it in the nest, but I'm not sure if she had a second baby, as they usually sit on two eggs and have two sittings.
The baby will end up in my garden too as its Mum likes poking around in the mulch and compost, so I'm hoping the baby will too.

Here's Pidge on the nest.



Here she is today doing her courting trying to attract the male.