In a past post, I attempted to record the span of time from a dove egg hatching to fledgling stage. Disaster struck twice, and the eggs were stolen immediately. I moved Delilahs favorite nesting spot to a more secluded and protected area and before long, she was nesting again. She was zealous in her attempt this time, rarely leaving the nest unattended, trading off duties with the male dove. Not wanting to jinx it, I didn't take pictures. Over time, Delilah became comfortable with my comings and goings and actually let me get within 2 feet to take this picture. The other one is of the babies just two days after the first picture when she left them alone.