Saturday, 17 March 2012

Collared Dove nest - 17th March 2012

After this morning's visit to Linacre I was lucky enough to find my third nest of the day! This time I found a Collared Dove, which had set up home on the bracket of a satellite dish at my mum's home. Birds have tried to breed here before without success, so it will be interesting to see how it gets on.

Collared Dove nest

The adult bird, most likely the female who carries out the incubation of the eggs in this species, was incubating. She flew off briefly when I went to see if I could get  a look in the nest, but returned very quickly as soon as I moved away. I think there was 1 egg, so fingers crossed it survives.

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