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Can you see Snowball and Snowdrop ?

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Can you see Snowball and Snowdrop ?

We are so excited ! they have been sitting on eggs since Sunday .. .



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How exciting what birds are they?

27 Apr, 2010

 

lovely to get a view of whats happening amy ;o))
doves Drc ;o)) white doves

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Yes Drc .. as San. says they are white fantails .... the male one arrived 1 year ago last sept. almost 2yrs. now ( Snowball ) and stayed permanently . .. my hubby built the nesting box at that time .. he was on his own until he brought his mate back a few weeks ago ( Snowdrop ) we are so excited that they are using the nesting box , they seem to be taking it in turns to sit on the eggs ... I am keen to find out if the young ones will stay or be banished to find their own home ! .. ..it's lovely to be able to watch them .. :o))

27 Apr, 2010

 

That's wonderful Amy! will look forward to updates! :-))

27 Apr, 2010

 

A couple who live near me have a dove cote in their garden and have loads of doves now so perhaps the young will stay around and multiply :) When I last spoke to him about his doves he said he has ended up with too many! Apparently you can control the breeding by replacing the eggs with dummy eggs a week after they are laid. I believe they only lay a couple of eggs each time but quite regularly!!

27 Apr, 2010

 

Can't wait to hear what happens!

27 Apr, 2010

 

thats great Amy

27 Apr, 2010

 

Fantastic Amy it must be great to watch them.

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks everyone . .

You've got me worried Gee , is my excitement going to turn to despair , will we have far more than we wanted ? I don't know when you could substitute an egg they are always sitting on it , I don't even know what size the eggs are, Ah well we will worry about that when it happens ... I could always take the nesting box down ... did your neighbours tell you how long it takes for the eggs to hatch Gee .. ?

27 Apr, 2010

 

Oh Amy thankyou for that tantalising glimpse of the happy couple....Your very own flock of white doves ! Dont worry too much...think it would be a few years before it became a problem..even then..well nature has its own way of control doesnt it.....

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Ray .. I hope you are right , I'm so looking forward to seeing the chicks .. they have been doing the change over approx every 2hrs. in the day ..when Snowball is ' off duty ' he still works by fetching nice little pieces of soft straw like grass from one particular clump of grass ... when Mrs. is ' off duty ' she lays on the roof and sunbathes ..LOL... typical ..

27 Apr, 2010

 

LOL...about right Amy if I may say so. A neighbour in the village has had a pair of fantails for a couple of years..living in a dovecote.Will ask about them...although think in that time they have only had a couple of young....

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Ray .. that doesn't sound so bad does it .. .. :o)

27 Apr, 2010

 

brilliant that they have nested Amy

27 Apr, 2010

 

I think they hatch in about 18 days (give or take a day!), Amy. Isn't it exciting?

27 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gee ... another 14 days to go then .. :o)

28 Apr, 2010

 

Aaah lovely Amy, won't be long before you hear the patter on tiny snowballs and snowdrops, sunbathing on the roof that sounds fun,lol.

28 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I can't wait Kathy , I shall be watching them all the time :o)

28 Apr, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

How exciting!

29 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

:o))

29 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely news for Snowball and Snowdrop....
... may they have many little Snowflakes :o) xxx

29 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks TT . we didn't think this would ever happen , Hubby can't believe the box he made is actually being used after all this time .. .. :o))

29 Apr, 2010

 

Great news ! If they keep laying, I wonder if you can treat them as Hens - you know, eat the eggs ? :-)

30 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. interesting thought Muddy ., we do know that all the grand old houses had Dovecotes for meat I don't know if they used the eggs as well .!

30 Apr, 2010

 

Yes, that's what I was wondering. I have to admit the thought of eating 'squab' doesn't make my juices flow ! :-))

30 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I can't say I fancy it either , although I woudn't mind somebody taking some of these pigeons away and putting them in a pie ..!

30 Apr, 2010

 

How lovely for you Amy, so pleased.

2 May, 2010

 

Can't wait to see a glimpse of the chicks when they hatch!

3 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Dd and Carole , i'm counting the days off .. ;o))

3 May, 2010



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