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Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Bird in the Bush is Worth Two in the Hand?

Errr, well, because I obviously don't have one bird in the hand to have two in the bush. :P Or should I have called this a pigeon(?) in a camellia tree? I don't know if I want two turtle doves?

In all seriousness, does anyone know what kind of bird I've got in my tree?

A Bird in the Bush is Worth Two in the Hand?

Occasionally when I water my plants I also spray the leaves on the trees to clean them. One such time, a bird literally flew out of my camellia tree. Odd. That's never happened before.

Then the next time I watered my plants, again a bird flew out.

OK, I'm a little slow. So I finally peered inside the tree and what do I see but a bird sitting on a nest. Are there eggs? Don't birds hatch in the spring? I haven't the heart to spray the tree again to see. Except for the two times that I accidentally sprayed water on the bird, it has sat in that same exact spot. Through triple digit temperatures. I don't even know if it leaves to get food.

Still waiting. The bird waiting for its eggs to hatch. Me waiting to see what happens. Will you wait with us?

1 year ago today, Cajun crawfish so spicy sweat will run down your face at Rockin' Crawfish - Westminster (Little Saigon).


  1. Ooooh! That mommy bird is so pretty!!! How long does it take for the eggs to hatch?

  2. That, my dear is a common dove, you'll sometimes hear them softly "cooing", they'll nest around your home and have 2 eggs at a time.

    They are gentle birds, no harm and a joy to watch.

  3. Also known as a Mourning Dove because of the sound they make. They can have up to 6 broods a year, if weather permitting. The eggs should hatch in about two weeks.

  4. That is so pretty- great photo! And the bird didn't fly away. When I tried to take a photo of a squirrel, it just ran away from me!

  5. Mourning Dove. So sweet and gentle, and makes such a beautiful sound.

  6. Ning,
    She's been there for almost the whole month of June so I don't know.

    Thanks for identifying her. She is very, very gentle indeed. I like peeking in just to see her.

    Thanks for the info. I didn't know birds hatched several times a year.

    She's staying still because she's guarding her eggs. :)

    The consensus seems to be a dove.

    Everyone keeps mentioning a sound but I haven't heard her coo at all. :(


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