Thursday, July 26, 2007
This dove found her nesting place on top of the jarana column of the front porch of the Bosque reception center. There is another nest on the back porch, also a dove. It seems this one has gotten used to us human beings. In the beginning of her intern she would fly off whenever we entered the porch area. Now she holds ground until the last minute, as was the case when I took this picture. It's fascinating how all birds have the innate ability to distract us from their chicks by pretending to be an easy prey. Our little guest was no exception. She flew off the nest onto the nearby ground and pretended to be injured. A few minutes later she was back on the nest.