On the 17th of September I took some shots of the nesting laughing dove we thought might be sitting on eggs. Ten days later we got to see an eyeball peak out over the edge of the nest for the first time.
2 days after that on the 29th the little squab was sitting up a bit while the parents were out and I did my best to get a clear shot through the foliage.
I snapped a few quick shots but didn't want to scare the parents off by being too nosey at this critical stage. It was nearly impossible to get the angles right and the above photo is the best of a disappointing bunch.
By the 2nd of October they were becoming far more curious about the world around them, the parents were away and the sun was shining. I was determined to get some real shots to share with you.
The parents weren't that far away though. A close eye was being kept on the nosey photographer.
A day later and they had flown the nest. Today the dove's are back for in the nest preparing for round 2 of squab raising.