Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dove Love, Part 2

After the first nesting cycle, the female was wooed by another suitor.

Her mate takes notice, tries to reel her in, by chasing and circling her. He succeeds and she sits down in place. 

He then chases off the intruder as she watches on.

He then races back to her, 

reunites and reasserts himself, ruffles his feathers and woos her.

She accepts and acknowledges him by grooming in unison.

They face one another, with him providing a ruffled display as she sits down submissively.

He feeds her, 

then mounts her and they mate.

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