by Julie R
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Dove on Fire Escape
Last year we returned from a summer trip (beginning of Sept 2020) and discovered doves and their squabs happily nesting on our fire escape where we live right smack in the middle of Brooklyn, NY.
Strange, because the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is right across the street from us and Prospect Park is a very short fly away as well.
It was so wonderful to watch and it wasn't long before they flew the coop.
Well, I got quite the surprise when, just last week beginning of March 2021, they've come back again (assuming its the same pair since the nest is in the exact spot as last time).
They've been happily nesting, taking their shifts, and getting ready for the birth of the babies, and I personally can't wait!
Thank you SO much for this site - I was worried the mama was left alone and was nesting there 24/7.
I was planning on getting some bird seed and was worried of chasing her away, but I do hear one of them come early in the morning.
Before I found this site, I thought maybe dad was stopping by to drop off a worm or something, but it obviously must be the shift change.
I'm going to get up when I hear them tomorrow morning so I can watch the swap.
This is a great resource and you answered all my questions. Thank you!
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