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Inca on Nest

Inca Dove

Kathy Hampton left town the other day to see her new granddaughter. When she returned she found an Inca Dove in a motherly way, sitting on a nest made in one of the hanging baskets on her front porch. A digiscoped image was taken from the street (so as not to disturb mother). When the dove left momentarily two round white eggs were found in the nest. According to Lives of North American Birds by Kenn Kaufman both parents will incubate the eggs for 15 to 16 days. Males incubate mostly during the middle of the day and the female at the other times. So about April 20 Kathy should see some new Inca Doves hatch out. Someone may have to put the digiscoping equipment out in the street again! Stay tuned…

Inca Dove Eggs