Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Little Brother Is A Real Jewel

Back on September 5, a storm blew a bird nest out of the tree in front of my brothers jewelry shop, along with two baby doves.  Doves don't build substantial nests, and this particular nest was an old robin nest that the parents were using.  Chester didn't want them to become cat bait, so he tied a cardboard box in the tree and deposited the babies in it, along with a little padding.  The parents soon found them and moved right in.

The babies have fledged now, and here you can see them hiding behind the air conditioner compressor right after Mama kicked them out.  Well, Chester, that cardboard box won't make it through the winter, so now you're going to have to build a new dove nest for next spring.  No good deed goes unpunished.

Photo Credit: Chester

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