I thought I was done with photographing the laughing doves for this breeding season, and then I saw them hanging out together on our fence. It seemed like they were discussing if they wanted more squabs this year or not.
Or perhaps they were congratulating themselves on their successful brood having flown the nest a day before.
I happened to have my camera on me as I was shooting some other birds when this happened. It was all over in less then 12 seconds.
They doves are back in the nest and this time I was able to get a much clearer shot.
Doves will have up to three clutches in a breeding season. I'm so pleased we've been able to provide a safe environment for them to raise their young in.