Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nesting

A morning dove sitting on her nest situated in a cactus.

Can you find her in this photo from further away?

17 comments:

Kate said...

It doesn't look like the most comfortable spot for a nest. But, what do I know?!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I woke up this morning in Arizona to the sound of doves in our yard.

I found the dove in the big photo with the help that you centered the subject when taking the picture.

Birdman said...

Coo coo, coo coo...

tracy said...

Wow, what great shots! She looks a little annoyed in that first one. LOL.

Jacob said...

Cute! I like these things even though they're really nothing more than pigeons. And yes, I can see the bird in the 2nd photo - right in the middle, but very well hidden!

Stephanie said...

I love the sound of morning doves. This one is well protected in her (or his) nest. Also - I love the hidden "I spy" pictures! Great photos, Sharon!

Regina K said...

I am impressed that you found her in there, but she is safe and secure from predators.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

What a great shot. After seeing this I realized I don't really know the difference between a pigeon and a dove and looked it up. I see the question in a lot of responses on Google so guess I'm not the only one who has wondered.

Mo said...

She looks as interested in you as you in her

Jarart said...

Very sharp image of the bird in the top photo. The cactus will help protect the chicks from predators but I always wonder how the nesting pair keep from getting stabbed.

Jack said...

I guess I will file this in the category of "do your best with what you have." A nest in a cactus? Well, if there is nothing softer around . . .

RedPat said...

Cute! Doesn't she get needles/thorns in the foot?

Randy said...

I love Morning Doves and their soft cooing. She's well protected.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Ahhhh

Kathy said...

Wonderful photo. It's amazing how so many birds make their nests in inhospitable places - more safety for the chicks!

JM said...

Love the composition on top. Well done, Sharon.

Magpie said...

It always amazes me what passes as a nest for a dove. They are very minimalist. :)