For the last few months the doves haven’t been coming to my window at all. Only sparrows.
We definitely figured out we have been having 2 families of doves on 2 different windows in my home. The other pair is also acting strangely. For months now, only 1 dove is coming to the kitchen window. That gets me thinking – where’s the other one? Has maybe something happened to him/her? This makes me very sad. And even that only dove that is coming seems sad, he/she eats very little and just sits on the window, alone and cold. Just sitting there and looking around.
I really hope my doves and that other dove are fine, and just have found somewhere better to eat. However, for now I’m giving up on this goal. If times change, I might retake it… 4 months ago
I haven’t been living home for a few weeks now, but my parents tell me that they think our dove is bringing a baby with it to feed. I saw it, and definitely seems smaller, so maybe it really is a baby. I’m kinda disappointed I wasn’t involved in this enough… 11 months ago
For a week now, the Doves have been coming alone, 1 by 1, to feed. I’m hoping they’re having offspring and that they’ll bring it/ them to the window if/ when it’s hatched and grown.
And I’ve been having hordes of sparrows at the feeding grounds. They’re so wonderful! 11 months ago
I finally spotted the difference between my 2 fellow Doves. One has a bit curved beak while the other Dove has a straight one. Not sure which one is male and which one female yet, though.
Also, I had a bunch of Sparrows visiting my feeding grounds (they finally discovered it). And a Magpie. I’m very glad about both.
And pigeons, too. But I’m kind of a bird elitist, and I really don’t like pigeons. They scare away all other birds. So, I scare them away. (Except when it’s snowing and they can’t get food for themselves.) 12 months ago
...from the Doves to another little visitor!
Few days ago it was very windy and a little (I won’t say a baby, but a juvenile) Magpie crashed into our balcony. It didn’t get hurt since it landed in our laundry after which it jumped up on the balcony fence. It stood there kinda shocked for a few minutes and than it’s (I guess) mother appeared on the nearby branch and started calling it.
The little fellow got all excited and started making some super-cute croaking sounds and jumping around (all over our flowers and paprika sprouts), reluctant to fly again. But, soon enough, it set off again (I won’t say flew away since it was more of levitating activity towards the mother and the ground than real flying).
They chose a bad day to start learning to fly, but all ended well. Hope all will be fine with him in the future. ;) 12 months ago
I managed to photograph them a bit today but it saddens me that they are so vary and cautious, I still can’t get them to be comfortable next to me. Mostly when I’m at the window they come and walk around, look at me trying to judge whether I’m a threat but eventually leave without eating much.
I’ll try not to bother them a lot, but I’m definitely gonna continue trying to get them to trust me (anyway, it’s been just a couple of days since they started coming to my window).
My grandmother used to feed a couple of Collared Doves on her terrace for many years and they we’re so comfortable next to her. They were eating out of her hand or next to her while she stands a feet away from them, smoking, and they were even coming into her apartment. I hope someday I’ll develop that kind of relationship with these Doves (or others, when I don’t live here anymore). 12 months ago