Nesting mourning dove

by Karen Daley
(Canandaigua Ny)

Hello,


I have a mourning dove living in a small spruce tree on my balcony. She has 2 eggs. Will she ever get used to my voice so I can put food and water under the trees container. There were 2 Doves, but I only see her now. I put some water out for her last night but I don't know if she drank any. She has not left the nest for almost 3 days. I am worried about her. I am going to buy some wild bird seed for her today. Will it be safe to put it under the tree container? My concern is predators.

Thank you, Karen

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Jun 29, 2013
Nesting Mourning Dove NEW
by: Anonymous

The male and female dove take turns on the nest, so although you may think you are seeing the same bird, you are not. They are very self sufficient...just enjoy them.

Jun 29, 2013
Nesting Mourning Dove NEW
by: Anonymous

The male and female dove take turns on the nest, so although you may think you are seeing the same bird, you are not. They are very self sufficient...just enjoy them.

Jun 03, 2012
Doves
by: Susan

Doves are quite self sufficient, so I would hesitate to feed her food - as you wisely point out that could attract predators.

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