You guys! Storytime!
Sometime in July, a pair of mourning doves decided to build a nest on top of our garage door opener…in our garage…right over the dad-guy’s old Corvette. As a side note…this is one reason not to leave your garage door open for an extended period of time…but I digress.
Anyways, they built their nest and before the mom or dad discovered it and could do anything about it…like remove it… the momma dove laid a couple of eggs. So the nest got to stay where it was because the mom didn’t want to disturb the eggs.
The dad was a little concerned that the birds might poop on his car or that the babies…once hatched…might fall out of the nest so he put a tarp over the car. So far, they’ve only made a mess with like leaves and sticks.
Sorry about these photos…they’re not the best but it’s kinda dark in the garage and it wasn’t easy getting good shots. That yellow arrow is pointing at the nest.
After a few weeks, the 2 eggs finally hatched. We got to watch the momma feed the babies…and soon the babies got to be almost as big as their momma. We wondered when they would leave the nest.
Y’know…mourning doves are pretty docile…that’s my big word for the day. These birds rarely moved and hardly made a peep. Even when the dad-guy started up that Corvette of his.
And then yesterday it happened. The babies flew the coop…so to speak. They perched themselves on the other garage door opener and sat there looking a little confused. Momma was still around keeping an eye on them.
Look how big these babies are already!
Now the mom and dad-guy have to figure out how to get them all out of the garage if they don’t leave on their own soon. The mom says they can’t make the garage their home. I dunno…I think that might be a nice idea…especially if I can sneak out there to have some fun with them.
I’ll keep you all posted on what happens.