love thursday: love birds

Meet our love birds, Romeo and Giulietta:

Love birds on Flickr

They are currently taking turns keeping two eggs warm.

Due date is Tuesday.

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

20 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: love birds”
  1. Gil

    They look pretty serious as they stand guard over the eggs.

    Actually this photo was taken pre-eggs, but they definitely take their jobs seriously, yes πŸ™‚

  2. 04.17.2008

    Yes, they DO look serious! But, I’m sure word got out throughout the animal kingdom and they know you are their Snow White! πŸ˜‰

    Giulia’s last blog post..So Much Going On

    Well birds don’t often *look* really jovial in general, do they? πŸ˜‰ I need to get me some darker hair to be Snow White…I do have a rather pale complexion though πŸ˜‰

  3. 04.17.2008

    Aw! Aren’t they the sweetest! I bet their babies will be adorable little things!

    Lulu’s last blog post..Remembering Anne Frank

    Fingers crossed for healthy babies πŸ™‚

  4. 04.17.2008

    You have quite a clan over there, don’t cha?

    My Melange’s last blog post..Italian Arch-itecture


  5. alexmom

    How sweet…..but, how do know when the chicks are *due*?

    The eggs hatch 14-18 days after incubation starts πŸ™‚

  6. Kate

    Cute pigeons!

    Thanks, although I like to call them doves πŸ˜‰

  7. 04.17.2008

    Very cool! And they way they are standing, they look like an upside down heart!

    Yeah, I asked if they could stand like that for Love Thursday…aren’t they wonderful?! Seriously I do love how they’re standing πŸ™‚

  8. O

    Great shot & congrats on the expected hatchlings! Happy Love Thursday πŸ™‚

    Thanks O, and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  9. 04.17.2008

    awwww, good luck to the babies!

    Janet’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Thanks Janet πŸ™‚

  10. 04.17.2008

    And then how long before you eat them? LOL

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Purea di Fave β€” puree of favas

    Giusi, you and P really need to get together….

  11. 04.17.2008

    Lovebirds, what a great idea for Love Thursday. Nice photo!

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..Fun With Textures

    Thanks Elizabeth, and thanks for coming over πŸ™‚

  12. ADORABLE!!!

    Mishelle Lane (Photography)’s last blog thursday

    Aren’t they though? Happy LT!

  13. 04.17.2008

    They’re so lovely!

    I knew they’d pose for Love Thursday πŸ™‚

  14. 04.17.2008

    AWWW, how cute!

    Karina’s last blog post..There’s other fish in the sea – Thursday Thirteen

    Aren’t they though? Cute when they’re doing the mating dance too πŸ™‚

  15. What a great shot, Michelle!

    Susan from Food Blogga’s last blog post..Mizuna and Broccoli Flower Salad: The Plasma HDTV of Salads

    Thanks Susan πŸ™‚

  16. 04.18.2008

    please, please…

    i hope i do NOT see these guys
    What’ s Cooking Wednesday
    some time down the road….

    you would not,


    eat nutella instead…

    somepinkflowers’s last blog post..empty shoes

    Um, er, you’ll have to talk to P….

  17. 04.18.2008

    They are perfect for Love Thurs. and very beautiful. I used to live in Chicago and for 14 years had, presumably, the same two Mourning Doves perched on my back deck railing.
    Thanks for sharing!

    nonizamboni’s last blog post..Dreamy Thursday!

    What a treat you had with those doves!

  18. 04.18.2008

    Very pretty birds! Are they yours? And which is the male/female?

    bonggamom’s last blog post..Time to Feast!

    Yes they’re ours, and the (pretty pretty) white one is female πŸ™‚

  19. 04.18.2008

    Oh, how sweet!

    Baby pigeons and doves are very cute. Enjoy.

    I’m nervous for any birth, Sara, so I’m just hoping all goes well πŸ™‚

  20. 04.19.2008

    It’s so funny… growing up in NYC, I hate pigeons with a passion, and yet I LOVE mourning doves, etc. Romeo and Giulietta are just lovely.

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..Singular Saturday: With the Advent of Spring comes…

    I’m not too fond of pigeons either, but these are just too cute πŸ™‚

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

Calabria Guidebook

Calabria travel guide by Michelle Fabio



Homemade apple butter
Green beans, potatoes, and pancetta
Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Muffins
Pasta with snails alla calabrese
Onion, Oregano, and Thyme Focaccia
Oatmeal Banana Craisin Muffins
Prosciutto wrapped watermelon with bel paese cheese
Fried eggs with red onion and cheese
Calabrian sausage and fava beans
Ricotta Pound Cake