I see collared dove chicks
and near adult sized.
Where have they been hiding?
I've seen the occasional broken egg shell
and it's not that big.
You never see them any smaller
It's a mystery.
They may be big, but they're not very bright.
This one wandered about
sipping dew from the grass
for much longer than was prudent,
in view of the other
new kid on the block.
I predict a repetition of this.
Although it might have been the sparrow hawk.
The harsh reality of rural city life.