On Wednesday, July 13th - a scant three days after the second of their chicks had fledged - our doves were back tending the nest again. This past Wednesday, two weeks to the day, was hatching day.
Early this morning the male flew off for a bit and I took the opportunity to climb a ladder to check the nest. For the first time in the four years the doves have been nesting here, there is only one chick. Here's a photo - with sincere apologies for the poor quality - of the "only child".
I wonder if it will be a spoiled brat? Doubtful - it will be kicked out of the nest in under two weeks, you can't do much spoiling in that short period of time.