last updated 3 May 2021
Around April 27 I noticed a bird flying away when I opened the dining room door.
There was a bird nest in the roof overhang with a dove on it.
I mounted a camera behind it.

Incubation takes about 14 days, so I'd expect some chicks around May 10th, but it may be eaarlier because she might have been there before I noticed her.

Mom and Dad switch off.

First chick

First chick video 5-4 10:01 01

The second chick was born on the 12th. I don't have many pictures of the chicks because they are behind the parents. Keeping them from falling out, I guess.

Parents Regurgitate Food to feed their checks.

Feeding video 5-11

There is only 1 chick left. I don't know what happened to the other one.

5-20 I spotted the chick now a fledgling on the ground.

How to Help a Fallen Fledgling | said,
If the parents are nearby and feeding the let it alone.
Fledglings spend as long as 1-2 weeks on the ground as they learn to fly, so its perfectly normal to see them hopping around. It might look like a fledgling is in trouble, but theyre just learning! The best thing you can do is leave the healthy fledgling alone

One parent was still in the nest.

5 or 6 hours later it had moved to the back of the yard and I caught a parent feeding it, so I moved the camera to that area.
Feeding and stretching wings.

On the 21st I walked out and it took of running and flapping its wings like it was trying to take off. I haven't found that section on the recorded video yet.

Around 2PM on the 22nd I saw it on the fence between my house and my neighbors, with a parent feeding it. I don't know how it got up there? Maybe the parents coaxed it with food.

It was still there that night.
It was gone at 6:30 the next morning.
I haven't seen it on the 23rd.

On the 25th I sqw it in the backyard with a parent feeding it.

They both took off. She had no trouble flying. She stopped on the fence then took off.

On the 28th I saw a dove back in the nest. The next day I d put the camera back at the nest and when she flew away there were 2 new eggs.

May 30 - She's been on the nest for 2 days without leaving except when I put the camera up. I guess the father is out training the new chick how to hunt, but I wonder how long she can last without water. I put a pan with some water near the nest, but don't see any evidence from the camera that she has left long enough to get a drink unless she's doing it at night when the camera may not detect motion.
May 31 10;25 AM The motion detector captured a trade-off.

June 11 - New chicks born yesterday.
New chicks June 23 - Finally left the nest but came back to visit

Get Wyze app from the Apple App Store to view realtime. Ask Don to invite you.

See also the Eagle Cam at Duke Farms in New Jersey.
1 month ago when they were born.

How to Help a Fallen Fledgling |