They say that all good things must come to an end and so has my spying on the dove nest in my yard.
After watching the chicks grow into fairly large adolescents and observing their mother feed and protect them, a severe rainstorm all but destroyed the nest and apparently washed the birds out and to the ground where they either died on impact, drowned, or were killed by something before my dog Turner brought me their lifeless bodies.
Yes, but such is the way of nature…
And my dog.
Other birds and a rat took to the nest but none stayed very long.
It was a sad ending to a fun project to be sure.
Good-bye dove nest.
I’ll miss watching you all grow.
Watch Part 1 HERE