Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Here she is today with her two little hungry babies.
Isn't she beautiful?
I am reading "mourning doves of both sexes feed their hatchlings something called pigeon milk; a substance that oozes from teh lining of the parent's crop (an expanded, muscular pouch near the gullet or throat) and contains more protein and fat than either human or cow's milk. Hatchlings eat nothing but pigeon milk until they're three days old; after that they're gradually weaned onto a diet of seeds. The parents continue to feed the hatchlings until they're totally feathered out."
and look at those little fluffy guys. Little miracles!