Last month, Marnitz, the young production supervisor, showed me a photo of a bird on a nest taken with his Blackberry. Later he returned to the site, and using my spare Canon Powershot, he zoomed in on the bird without disturbing it and took several photos. The bird, a Namaqua Dove was sitting on its nest - on the ground. As far as I can ascertain, Namaqua Doves build their nests in trees, and at least a meter to two meters above the ground.
Namaqua Dove female on her nest
Here Marnitz managed a good photo of her face
I love the white band across her back
Two Namaqua dove eggs in a nest on the ground?
Photo credits: Marnitz Jordaan
I hope you're all having a really great week!