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Re: id help please

Yup...they'll eat each other if they don't find something else to
eat...voracious lil' items; they'll eat anything that moves that they
can catch.  They look like miniatures of the adults only a sort of
pale beige tan color; very tiny, like half an inch long or less when
they hatch.  The adults - at least those around here - become more
green and get quite large by the end of the season - up to 3" or so.

Sounds like you've got a pet dove:-)  I'm fond of ours...wouldn't be
summer without their woo-woo-wooing.  But ours are not tame at all
and fly off in hysteria whenever they see us....after eating our
birdseed for nearly 30 years, you'd think they'd get used to us.

Maybe she's found a new mate if she was seen with a couple of

I once had a bird nest in a hanging basket; scared the bejezus out of
me and the nestlings when I watered the nest without realizing they
were in there.  Baby birds all over the place; had to catch them and
put them back:-)  Forget what it was now; been so long; don't do
hanging baskets anymore as the wisteria has covered the trellis so no
sun gets in where I used to hang the baskets.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
> Yipes, what do you mean the mantis are going to eat each other? I
> hoping for a nice crop of mantis to ward off the bad guys :)
> My mourning dove has been here for the last three years. She (I
think it
> is a she) lost her mate last year. Earlier this season she was at
> pond with two other doves, but have no idea where they are hiding
out at
> currently. She is very tame and doesn't panic as I do my gardening
> around her. In a few months she will leave the basket, I will
replace it
> with a growing one, then she will return to it unaware to me till I
> her with that spray of the hose.... we do this every year.:( --Last
> she even let me water the plant, although she really makes a dent
in the
> plant. We have learned to live together....:)
> I also get a variety of other birds here too... all fighting for a
> to nest. I have just about given up on hanging plants, and every
> has a few nests, not to mention all the other places they seem to
> It amazes me at times.... 

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