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Nesting mourning dove

by Karen Daley
(Canandaigua Ny)


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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Nesting mourning dove

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Jun 03, 2012
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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