doves in my hanging flower basket on front porch...
I had a hanging flower basket on my front porch and went out to water new plant (well seeds) I had just placed to find a dove.
I thought she would just fly away and move on. I kept going out to try and water but she stayed, had babies and keeps coming back every year for 5 years now in the same basket.
Needless to say my plants did no grow... but one night it was storming and she was on edge of porch and the water was hitting her and she was just in the elements (I felt so bad for her-really I did)... so I asked my husband to move the basket back under the awning (also thinking he will think I am nuts...but it made him love me more being he to is an animal lover)....and toward back and closer to huge brush/tree to block from most elements but far enough a cat cannot grab her.
I was worried after moving the basket if she would find it and if she would attend to it because there were 2 eggs in it. She did and you know.....I can pet her even while she lays on the eggs but as soon as they hatch she will then peck me to warn me. The babies grow so very fast I mean REALLY fast!!! It is going on a little over 5 years they return to SAME basket year after year so peaceful, so gentle so WONDERFUL! Only God could create such a peaceful, loving, faithful(til death do we part) amazing creature. Someday just sit back and watch them I know it may sound boring.....you will experience peace like you would not beleive. BIRDS ARE WONDERFUL!