Our resident doves showed up really early this year - our first sighting on the window sill was on March 5th. They spend some time nest building, finally settled in and Chicks #1 & #2 hatched somewhere around April 4th.
By April 18th they were ready to leave home and off they went.
The adults decided to move to a different location for brood #2 - they moved to our next door neighbour's window sill. So, Chicks 3 & 4 were born there.
They fledged three days ago and this morning as I headed off for my walk I opened our front door to this scene.....
Whether she was just giving it a dry run or whether she'll settle in is anyone's guess. We'll know within a couple of days. Will keep you posted.