While I was denied the chance to watch the eggs hatch in the tree in our front yard, here at my sister’s house in Phoenix, a pair of turtle doves has a perpetual nest of eggs in one of the palm trees in their back yard.  You might also know the bird as a mourning dove, but when I read that they were also called turtle doves, I wanted to use that term just because of the 12 Days of Christmas song.  I guess they have up to six broods a year, and my sister reports that they are pretty much always in the nest doing their part for the longevity of their species.

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    • Thanks! I was fortunate that the nest was just above tip-toe range for me. Unfortunately, the eggs didn’t hatch in the 24 hours I was visiting. Maybe the third time will be a charm when it comes to birds nests!

  1. I’m catching up on your photos after returning from vacation. Beautiful lighting in this photo!


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Nature, Photography


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