An Apology to Mourning Doves

An Apology to Mourning Doves

Anyone at Diva Crows will tell you that I am not a fan of mourning doves. The babies require a completely different regimen of care and at the end of all that work they, well, they turn into mourning doves. Last year we had an adult build a typically flimsy nest over...
One Chick, Two Chick….

One Chick, Two Chick….

While I was in California, I kept a careful eye on Nest Cam, worried that the cold and wet weather had harmed the eggs, as it did two years ago. So I was relieved when the following images popped up. Therefore, stealing a page from the House of Windsor, I happily make...
Rain, Rain Go Away…..

Rain, Rain Go Away…..

It has been pouring down rain here for the past three days. Luckily it has not been too cold, but daytime temps in the 60s are no picnic when you are trying to incubate eggs. Gwen has reached Hero Mother status. She is, to be generous, bedraggled. Her chest is stained...