Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nest update - you won't believe this

Two nights ago we discovered that the Mourning Dove nest in the tree on our lawn had partially collapsed and the eggs were broken.

Yesterday afternoon Geoff called to say he'd briefly seen a Dove on the ledge above the door again. So, we were thinking they might be checking out the old homestead for a prospective nesting site again.

Flash forward to this morning when I took the newspaper out of the mail box. Look what I found in one of our hanging pots of ivy geranium.......

Now, it could be that it was just being tested for comfort etc. I'll check again after work to see if it's a "go".

Life's never dull with this pair.


  1. LOL! Now THAT is a bird who thinks outside of the box (or the nest as it were!). Creative little one!

  2. Audrey, if you'd like to see the full story about the nesting habits for this year go here:

    This is the second year for this pair. I need to update the tags for the posts from 2008 so that they'll be easier to find.

    Have a great day!

  3. Now that just has to be the CUTEST thing that i have ever seen!! What a creative little bird, to think of that after the nest broke. I guess it did not want to stray far from the original place. LOVE the picture. I will be anxious to hear the latest on this "dove-ly" pair of doves. :-) Debby

  4. Now that's a better location. I'd play it safe if I were them!

  5. Looks like the perfect place to cozy up and start a family. Keep us posted!

  6. I think its sweet she's checking you out while you're checking her out. I hope its a go and you get a nest in the works soon.