Still sad

For the past 17 days, every morning when I get up I check on my mommy mourning dove on her nest. Sadly, yesterday morning this is what I saw:

Mourning dove nest

I have been a birder for 60 years, so I know that there is a Great Horned Owl out here in the East San Diego County boondocks. It lives in the bushes and trees about a 100 yards north of me. Been there for 2 years and 10 months.

When I was outside to pull weeds yesterday morning, I heard Mr. G. H. Owl calling to me from about 50 yards to the south. Who? Who? Who? I think I know WHO got my mourning dove babies.

I am completely powerless against police brutality, racism, the Twitler Crime Family, et al., but I really thought I could help mommy mourning dove safely raise her young.

Still sad.

Mourning doves

14 thoughts on “Still sad

  1. stockdalewolfe

    Sad!

    I am writing to thank you for liking so many of my posts and the follow. I tried to write you awhile back but was sick. I do not write or post anymore because of all that is going on. I can’t. I don’t read posts either but still get them. Once in a great while I turn to them. But thank you so much. Maybe your appreciation may inspire me to attempt to write again. God bless. Ellen

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  2. photobyjohnbo

    If this were on Facebook, I would have selected the sad emoji. We’ve been watching a mother robin tend her nest on the upper level of a downspout for the last couple of weeks. Yesterday, I got the first glimpse of the new babies. It’s fun to watch mama feed her young’uns.

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