In case you’re wondering who Sophie is, that is the name I’ve given to the mourning dove that is on my header and has a nest high up on our front porch. If my calculations are correct, she should have given birth by now, but I have not been able to see any young uns.
My son got a little too close for comfort trying to take this picture, and Sophie freaked and flew away for a few minutes. Even with her out of the nest, we couldn’t get high enough to see if there was an egg or two up there.
A few days ago, I came outside and saw Randall(daddy dove)sitting below the nest(with Sophie above)on the front porch. It looked like a waiting room scenario to me. I guess I’ll just keep watching and waiting until I know something more definite. I’ve been spying with the binoculars too, but still haven’t seen any young ones. I think Sophie’s hiding them behind her body. 🙂