Henny, the Mourning Dove, 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 been 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.