Found Dove had made a nest on my shelving unit on my front porch. Later found there was (1) one egg in nest, (now there are (2) two).
I was worried about HER not eating, until I learned, from this web site that there are 2 of them tending the nest, so I needed to snap a picture so I could compare it on the internet to find out what kind of Dove it was and what it ate.
The (as I learned) Male was getting used to me and let me get very close. Thx to zoom on my digital camera I was able to snap these pictures before he flew away. I rechecked later and he came back. After reading this site I was afraid he might not. Phew!
I will continue to watch them, at a distance, and snap a few shots of the babies. I'm going to put bird seed on the ground right off the edge of my porch and hopefully this will help them to stay close to the nest.
There are squirrels, foxes, groundhogs and pigeons and unfortunately pigeon hawks mostly in my neighbors yard (she feeds them all) except for the squirrels (she has no trees in her yard) they eat in her yard and live in mine.
Hope everyone enjoys these photos as much as I do.
Hello, My Name is Jayson and I am 8 years old and I have discovered I have a Morning Dove sitting in my moms candle on my back porch.
I have been calling her "Shelia" for about two weeks now only to find out by reading the above article that shelia is only shelia at night, and now have decided to call "it" Steve during the day.
I never knew that my day time bird was playing tricks on me and thought it was the same one this entire time, I was actually starting to worry that she/he was going to starve to death cause he/she never moved...
Glad Shelia/Steve has found a happy home to nest her eggs and we can experience this miracle with her/him.
Its a very neat thing to see right before my eyes and am glad i can share my story with you.
Mourning Dove On Nest Of Two Eggs In Evergreen Tree
My friend and neighbour up the road has an evergreen in her front yard close to the house. One morning her husband was doing some gardening around the tree and was suddenly dive bombed by a mourning dove.
The bird crashed into him, then fell to the ground flopping around like it had broken its wing. My friend's husband couldn't figure out what was going on and called his wife.
When they looked closely at the tree, about 5 feet above the ground in an indentation in the branches they discovered a mourning dove nest with two young birds inside it. Once they realized this, they kept a discrete, but watchful eye on it as they have a cat at their house.
The babies have since moved on, but it is obviously the perfect nest as the parents are back at it again taking turns sitting on the nest.
Mourning Dove Eggs After Adult Temporarily Flew Aaway
My neighbours are very much bird lovers with lots of places for wrens nests in their backyard, and they are delighted to be godparents of doves now too.
We have a pair of doves that have set up a nest in the eaves. It is so soothing to hear them coo.
They are both the same coloring with the familiar spots on their wings and white edging around their tail feathers.
They're a beautiful contrast of colors with the upper body and wings almost a charcoal gray and the white breast.
When not on the nest in the eaves, they sit in the crabapple tree right next to the eaves. They stay in the tree quite a bit because we are constantly hosing off the droppings on the sidewalk underneath the tree!
The tree and eves are just outside our office/den windows, so we have been lucky enough to watch them the whole time (or maybe they're watching us).
We have a row of shrubs underneath the eaves and a patch of grass between our condo and the unit next to us, so it's a fairly protected area that gets quite warm in the summer months.
We'd like to offer them additional food, so may buy some white and red proso millet, oil-type sunflower seeds, and cracked corn.
Sometimes they both sit on the nest together, but we haven't seen any babies yet. We just had part of our roof replaced and the roofers were there two separate days.
They left the nest when the roofers were working, but returned when the roofers were finished. We're happy it didn't cause the doves to abandon the nest.
We live in northwest Ohio, and spring is a beautiful time of renewal, so it's great to see these birds begin raising their families.
If we're lucky, we'll see this more than once during the season. A picture of the doves in the crabapple tree is attached.
Well I was surprised to see morning doves making a nest in a potted plant on my BBQ this afternoon.
I watched the making of the nest for 20 min by two doves and now one of them is sitting on it. My BBQ will not get used until the birds have grown up and gone lol I will keep you updated as things happen.
This is by my door and this morning I had to get into my house and the dove did not move, it is about 5 feet from the door.
I even may have to use the other door to come and go from my house. Anyway, wanted to share these pics and story with you.