Penny and Benny's babies are growing up and venturing out of their nest onto the fire escape. Their feet are not that secure and sometimes miss the fire escape and go between the iron slats. They are a real cute pair!
Henny, (I think) sitting on the nest next to the flower pot on the sixth-floor fire escape in NYC.
I submitted our story about our first nesting doves in 2008 -- Penny and Benny. Well, we are now on our third mourning dove family.
The new parents are Henny and Kenny. I haven't seen Kenny around much. He was on the fire escape with Henny when a loud chirping house sparrow came by and was very vociferous about something-- but Kenny finally took charge and defended the nest by physically bumping this nuisance until he flew off.
I saw Kenny for a minute the other day, but he doesn't stay for very long.
Now Henny is sitting on the nest. There seems to be less action at this time. I cannot see a change of birds at the nest. It always appears to be Henny, but I can't be sure.
I am sure I will be seeing some babies pretty soon. It's about two weeks since Henny started sitting on the nest full time.
I'm looking forward to seeing the new brood. I'll try to upload some photos of Kenny and the babies soon.