Morning Doves Nesting In My Hanging Plants.
by Aaron Vick
(New Orleans, LA )
Two Eggs In The Nest
I found doves nesting at my house. I came across them when watering my hanging plants that hang well above the ground but just off of my front entrance deck.
It startled me as well as the nesting dove when I sprayed water from my water hose into the hanging ivy.
The dove flew out furiously and we both yelped. I was less than a foot away. I looked into the hanging basket and saw the two eggs.
I got very excited but was concerned that the bird would not come back, but less than 5 minutes later the bird returned to its duties. I immediately took some photos to share with family and friends.
When my girlfriend came home I told her about the nesting birds and she told me she knew they were using the hanging plant as a nest but didn't know they laid eggs.
I told her I only saw one. She then told me that she saw one standing on the others back like a balancing act.
We both laughed and said they must have been mating and after reading the information at this site I am positive that is exactly what was taking place.
The information provided from this site was very helpful and interesting. We did not know that the male and female were switching out their duties on the nest.
It has been about 9 days since we first noticed the nest and we are very excited about the days to come.