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Dove still sitting 8th June

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Dove still sitting 8th June

The last photo was taken on the 8th April this is 2 months later 8th June with Mrs Pinky still sitting , How long does sit take ?



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It might be a new lot Amy 14 days to hatch 12 days to fledge the nest have you looked in the nest to see if any thing is there the females goes off during the day while the male takes over the nest then they swop female over night sits on the nest and male leaves the nest.

8 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, that's right 3d. It might be a second clutch Amy. I'll he's cold and fed up!

8 Jun, 2017

 

Aw,they are so patient....probably a second clutch,as Julia says..and oh joy! our resident Goldfinches brought four babies to the feeder this morning! I am so delighted to watch these little birds fluttering like mad,and darting everywhere...just heartwarming to see they have survived..:o)

8 Jun, 2017

 

Ahhh 'Sandra how lovely! Any chance of a photo if they come again?

8 Jun, 2017

 

I will try my best,Stera,but they are so quick..even the parents seem jet propelled ! :o) They have been a constant joy since we changed to Sunflower Hearts in the feeders...

8 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

I've never seen the nest empty there's always one or the other sitting on it , maybe your right it could well be a second clutch if it is I don't know when the first lot hatched and flew I look at it several times a day ....
Sandra you are lucky Goldfinches are so beautiful sounds like it could be a regular in your garden each year ,it obviously feels safe and secure with you ...x

8 Jun, 2017

 

I wonder is she having a fake pregnancy as bird do on occation s

8 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Well I wish something would happen 3p nothing changes :o(

9 Jun, 2017

 

You dont have squirrels come in your garden like I do as they will take the eggs

You will have administer her orange and caster oil lol.

9 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

We do have squirrels 3p lots of them ,maybe thats why she or he won't leave the nest ....

10 Jun, 2017

 

Yes most likely then Amy the male should be there some where taking turns on the nest the squirrels could of pinched the eggs while swopping taking turns I ve seen this happen in my garden with black birds some years back.

10 Jun, 2017

 

Amy they may have hatched and one is staying to keep them warm in this miserable awful manky wet weather we are having !!!

Gg

10 Jun, 2017

 

someone might have slipped a golf ball in there? such patience. I agree with Tpb, squirrels would have no trouble getting into the nest. That's a lovely shot of her sitting.

15 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

She's still sitting ,I found an egg shell on the ground under the nest this morning guess its like a production line she's turning them out one after the other Lol .. I did spy a squirrel under the holly tree this morning not 12ft from the nest Hmm ........

16 Jun, 2017

 

Sounds that the squirrel is having them Amy a squirrel had a black bird nest the other day I watched it the egg shell fell into the top of my garden so the dove will reproduce .

16 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Good news we have two little fat babies , more mouths to feed ... :o))

21 Jun, 2017

 

Congratulations grandma Amy wonderful news at last make the most of them .☺ was it in the nest you seen them Amy?

21 Jun, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thanks 3p , Yes this nest , we had noticed mum had left the nest for a day which was unusual we thought the nest was empty but then we noticed 'poo' on the ground under the nest which made us suspicious , OH got up the ladder to put his hand in to check it out and Hey Presto two new additions to our family , :o))

21 Jun, 2017

 

Brilliant good on your hubby to check yes if like black birds she will leave to feed her self up and scout where food is for the little ones to feed dad will be watching the nest while mums away . With the black birds the mum left with dad for a good while mum did nt return but dad was sitting on the tree over hanging my garden in the grave yard next door watching the nest by my back door up in the Wisteria . Then the bad winds came while I was shopping which blew the nest out killing all the babies when I got back.

22 Jun, 2017

 

Always nice to hear good news, Amy! Hurrah for Ms. Dove. She must be exhausted after keeping that squirrel at bey for 3 months!
Sad story, Tpb. I have a pair of buntings who have made a nest under the oil tank shelter and a blackbird has been visiting the area..grumbling and chattering. I've been watching for the little buntings but the nest seems to have been deserted. Babies have flown, I hope.

22 Jun, 2017

 

To many cats here as well Lori the first time the nest fell I managed to put it back but tge wind got really bad and I was nt there when it fell again the cat that visits here took two around the side un touched where she sits in the shade but all were dead .

I hope your have fledged.

22 Jun, 2017



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