Archive : baby dove

Feb 22 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 13 comments

Micro all grown up

Micro in food

Hi Chris, I wanted to send you the latest photos of Micro today. She is so confident and her flying skills have become better than your average bird. She can manouever herself  in and out of the kitchen and her favourite perch is above the hanging pots and also in the evening on the DVD player in the bedroom. She also has to inspect the supper plates every evening and taste everything […]

Feb 11 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 6 comments

Micro has tjommies!

Neighbourhood birds

Day 30 At seed time today, she had a number of tjommies joining her for dinner! She started off friendly then tried to defend her seeds. She was not happy with the onslaught and left. Here you can see the neighbourhood birds – the yellow birds are the Cape Weaver (ploceus capensis). The smaller, bland looking birds are the Southern Red Bishop (euplectes orix). They are non-breeding males and femles, but during […]

Feb 11 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 1 comment

Micro getting brave

Micro on my head

Day 29 The wounded Micro has survived the attack, perhaps by a bird. We still don’t know what had happened. But this has made her really clingy! She won’t leave the top of my head! Today, we ventured outside again and tried putting the seeds on the table on the back stoep. Well, low and behold, she allowed the other doves to eat with her. Then the panic set in. Oh yes… […]

Feb 06 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 6 comments

Micro all grown up

Micro watching TV

Day 25 Micro has officially flown beyond the boundary of the garden wall. Now, very confidently flys from the kitchen to the deck and then to the tree behind the wall at the back. I also think that she is a he – just watching the mannerisms of the male birds when they come into the garden to feed. He doesn’t take the feeding syringe anymore – now is eating seeds on […]

Jan 30 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 3 comments

Micro part of the family

Micro a teenager

Day 18 Micro had her first shower today! She seems to have enjoyed it! As the days go on, she is becoming more and more cute! She sleeps perched on our headboard at night and waits patiently until I open my eyes. Oh, she gets so excited to see I’m awake that she flaps her wings and demands foodies – poking me with her beek! She recognises the tin cup sounds as […]

Jan 23 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous, | 1 comment

Photo shoot with Micro


We did some close up shots of Micro with my new Nikon D3100 and I am so amazed with the results. Hannes took these beautiful photos and you can just see these were taken by a pro!

Jan 23 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous | 1 comment

We can fly!

I can Fly!

Day 11 We flew today!! Micro amazed us with her natural ability to just take off and fly. I thought today was the day we could go outdoors and introduce her to the big world. She walked around but never took her eyes off me. She wanted to fly into my lap, but instead she took off and just went straight up – onto the roof’s gutter!! I think she was shocked […]

Jan 22 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous | 2 comments

Micro is growing

Bby Dove Day 10

Day 10 :   These last three days Micro is showing signs of becoming a fully fledged dove, in fact a Lemon Dove (Columba larvata) AKA: Cinnamon Dove or Forest Dove – we known it as a lemoen duifie. She sits on my shoulder after I’ve fed her and we walk around the house together. She is testing her wings and her balance is improving. But she still gets tired quickly and after a while, her eyes […]

Jan 19 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous | 4 comments

Baby Dove is doing well

Baby dove Day 7

Day 6 & 7 Micro, our little baby dove survivor, is part of the family now! She whistles in the morning like someone whistles for attention – so very cute. Hannes is making sure she gets all the flying practice in – we don’t want her to be prey for any larger birds when she launches into the big outdoor world. I have also tried introducing her to the chickens, but they […]

Jan 17 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Miscellaneous | 2 comments

Baby Dove has a Name

Baby Dove Day 5

Day 5 Baby Dove has finally got a name. We decided to call her/him MICRO. It was a fitting name with all the photos taken through the Macro lens. It was taken with a medical Micro Nikkor 60mm f2.8. All the doctors use it in labs for very accurate photography – one of the sharpest lenses in the world. So, now you know why my photographs are so spectacular – it is to […]

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