Doves Nesting in my Flower Pot
by Lorrayne Michelle
(Arizona City, Arizona )
It's nice right here!
While cleaning up my front yard after a storm, I noticed a dove nest in one of my flower pots. I was kind of dismayed as the flower pot contained aloe vera, peppermint and basil.
So, I removed the nest thinking that was the end of that!! Apparently, the dove couple decided that they liked being next to my front door because the next morning, another nest was built!
They used different twigs because I discarded the previous twigs in my trash can that has a lid).
So, I removed the nest again!! Mainly because of the bird droppings on my walkway. Not wanting the droppings to be carried into my home on the bottom of shoes.
So I removed the nest again...it was toward the evening. The next morning, while drinking coffee, I noticed quite a commotion next to my front door, and yes in the same pot.
I kept seeing a bird's shadow flying back and forth. One dove was busily flying back and forth with twigs and the other one was busy moving around in the pot.
What the what?!! I had to leave for an appointment, so I didn't have time to dismantle this nest again.
I decided to do so when I returned home. Upon my arrival home, I saw a dove sitting in the pot. When I walked toward the door...no movement.
So, I got closer and he (since it was during the day, I know it was the "daddy" dove) flew away. That's when I noticed the 2 eggs in the nest.
Oh well, they won this round, as I decided to wait until the brood is born and fly away to make this area less appealing for the next time.
And try to get them to use the "bird condo" I built and painted for the birds next to the pear tree....we will see if it works. I'll keep you posted.