Downtown Cincinnati dove roost

We have one window facing West in our third story apartment. It's a round window and can be seen from our living room. One dove nested three times last summer. That sun coming from the West for so long made me worry about her. It was so hot, no shade. She could see us as well and I used to wave at her so she would recognize me and not be scared. We watched as the young would hatch, watch the male and female feed them, and eventually teach them how to fly. They were so clumsy at first. We wonder when and who will be coming back to nest in that window again? Do you think they recognize humans?


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According to a study by University of Florida biologists birds do recognize peopel. Their study reported that mockingbirds recognize and remember people whom the birds perceive as threatening their nests. If the white-and-grey songbirds common in cities and towns throughout the Southeast spot their unwelcome guests, they screech, dive bomb and even sometimes graze the visitors' heads -- while ignoring other passers-by or nearby strangers.

Science Daily

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