Friday, July 13, 2012
"Communal Living" 6" X 8" Pastel
This is an example of Squatter's Rights. Our many Mourning Doves in the area generally throw a few twigs together on a ledge or in a bush and hope for the best. Even the slightest breeze often carries away the materials. The dove couple that laid these eggs must have seen an opportunity to move into a Thrasher nest and immediately took advantage of the moment. Thrashers build fairly substantial and sturdy nests within the branches of the Cholla cactus for protection. These doves can taste an upscale life for awhile.
Posted by Carol Flatt