Interspecies Water Fountain

In Varketili (Tbilisi suburb) the water fountain is for everyone not just homo sapiens.

dog drinking at fountain 2
thirsty hound
horses at the fountain
human child helped to drink
even a thirsty sparrow stops by the fountain

Laughing doves building a nest

Laughing dove nesting
Laughing doves building a nest

Spring sees many birds building their nests. This pair of laughing doves is building their nest in the entrance to a business centre in downtown Tbilisi. The nest is a very flimsy platform of twigs built in a low bush and sometimes in crevices or under the eaves of houses. Both parents build the nest with males bringing the twigs which are then placed by the female.

Laughing dove (Spilopelia senegalensis).