There I was, standing in the shade of a fig tree, looking down both on the City of David antiquities and on Arab Silwan and contemplating "the situation."
A mourning dove flew over and fluttered next to the tree, not fearing me at all, which I thought strange.
Hearing some commotion inside the foliage, I moved around the tree for a closer look.
A flash photo revealed the nest!
Abba dove was returning to Imma dove who had been minding the nest!
Enlarge the photo and enjoy the sweet eyes of both birds. See them?
(A contribution to Camera-Critters meme.)