Our Doves in a hanging artifical plant
by Jim Oliver
Adult Dove with Baby Doves
We have three hanging planters on our porch with artificial plants. Every year a dove makes a nest in the same planter always reusing the same nest.
This year they arrived again in the middle of March the female laid two eggs which I guess is normal and commenced to sitting on the eggs.
We watched every day as the male and female switched places as the plants hang just outside our bedroom window.
The eggs hatched at the end of March and it seemed over night that we had two young Doves peaking out from underneath the mother.
Around April 5th the Dad decided it was time for the babies to leave the nest and we watched as he pushed both of them out.
As can be seen in the pictures, both babies stayed together and would run towards the adult birds whenever they would show up.
We have one of the young birds that just doesn't want to leave the area where the nest was.
Last night it sat on the roof of our car as the mother would show up and feed it.
As it got cool last night my wife got worried the bird would get cold so she asked me to take a towel out to the car so the bird could sit on it and keep war.
Being a good husband I took it out and placed it next to the bird then came in and went to bed.
In the morning when I checked to see if the bird was still there, fully expecting to see it gone, but much to my surprise, there it was sitting on the towel as warm as could be.
As soon as the sun came up it left the car and now as taken up residence on one of the chairs on our porch.
We continue to watch it as it seems quite at home for the time being.