[gardeners] OT - but happy news!

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 08:37:42 -0600

Our pair of mourning doves returned a couple of weeks ago, to spend time 
together at the bird bath, off to the apple tree, thence to the electric 
wires. I don't know where they nest.  Then I saw a feathered carcass in the 
street. Apparently a car had hit a bird, and I wasn't sure what kind of 
bird until I saw one mourning dove spending a lot of time at the bird bath 
alone, then flying into the apple tree and sitting still for long periods 
of time.  I thought she or he would spend the summer alone since pairing 
should be completed by now. Last evening, there were two mourning doves at 
the birdbath!  I was delighted, even though I think they're of the same 
gender.  Oh, well.  At least they have each other.  Margaret L