(Boca Raton, FL)
I am concerned that after one successful brood, one of the pair may be hurt (or worse) since it has not returned to the recent nest they've made in the past day. I am very lucky that I can see the nest well from my balcony door. They made the nest on top of one of the columns off the master bedroom balcony on the 2nd floor.
I've consistently seen one of the doves on the nest until yesterday. It's been about two weeks since they redid the nest they had. I have a shallow dish of water on the balcony. I'm afraid to put food in the area as there are a lot of birds already and I don't want to attract a predator. I live in South Florida so of course it's warm. I also live very close to a lake. Just a few yards from the balcony.
What can I do to help the lone dove. The eggs must be close to hatching time?