Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Okay, so chickens have pecking order. And they're smart enough to run about even after decapitation. So, it's EASY for another bird to be dumber than that. And that bird is ... (drum roll!) ... the mourning dove!
These creatures are the cows of the bird class. They never look up, merely grazing placidly until they're picked off by a hawk, leaving behind only a flurry of feathers.
So, guess what? A mother dove has decided to leave two of her grown babies under the hedges, in the mulch, in front of our house. Probably a pretty safe place, unless a cat should come by. We've given them a plate of birdseed and are debating about water.
Knowing grown children, they may never leave.