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Morning Doves Nesting

Snapped from my back yard in Arizona, this mother Morning Dove had nested in a low tree-like bush to hatch her young.  I believe she was the same Morning Dive that I had been injured and was rescued from a deserted rental house.  I kept her in a box on the kitchen counter for several weeks as she recuperated from a wounded wing.  After a few days I would take her to the back yard and let her lose.  I figured that if I couldn’t catch her back she was ready to be free.

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Later that same year this Morning Dove stared her family and allowed me to get within a couple of feet to capture her again on camera.

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