We are alone again! In case you have not seen part 1 of our herbs and doves story, you can find it here. Yes, our boarders have left. Actually a little sooner than we thought. And also too quickly to get some more photos. These are the last two that I took on Thursday. You can see the bigger one of the two little doves still snuggling up to Mama/Papa, suspiciously eyeing the intruder a.k.a. me. The smaller one was kind of hiding under the basil. Friday morning marked the first time that I saw the big babies alone in the nest without any parent. And no, I did not scare the parents away. But the babies had grown and, without us really knowing, were getting ready for the big jump (I guess that is kind of similar to humans, right?! Before you know it – they will be gone…).
It happened, when we were preparing for our Sunday breakfast on our deck. We did not see it happen, but when David went outside to check on them, he told me that the nest is empty and the two little ones were sitting next to each other on a branch in the tree next to our deck. It looked so cute! So, I ran inside to get my camera to get a last good-bye picture of them in the tree. However, within that little time they had hoppled-flown to the next branch they could get to and were too far away to get a clear picture, considering all the leaves surrounding them.
Oh well. I hope they will find a good place to live. So now, after cleaning the herb pot, we have our basil, rosemary and thyme all to ourselves again and enjoyed some of it in a salad Sunday evening. While we heard lots of ‘hoohing’ during breakfast and in fact the whole day, we never saw the dove babies again.
The End (of our herbs and doves story).