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Lonesome Dove Day 2 - June 18th #7874322 06/18/20 07:49 PM
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Here is today's picture of the dove that is nesting on my meter.

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this will be good to follow - thanks for sharing

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My Dad got one he could pet while she was on the nest that she built in a planter next to the door so he was always walking by her and she figured out he wouldn’t hurt her. He’d put food up there for her. She came three years in a row but every year she’d start off leery but he could get her to let him pet her. It was pretty cool.

Great picture.


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Great story, Judd. It's actually a wonder that those birds ever reproduce. They build the crappiest, bare bones nest. A strong wind from a thunderstorm will destroy their nest. Love looking at the pics though. Keep 'em coming. We're rooting for you, momma dove.


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Originally Posted by Judd
My Dad got one he could pet while she was on the nest that she built in a planter next to the door so he was always walking by her and she figured out he wouldn’t hurt her. He’d put food up there for her. She came three years in a row but every year she’d start off leery but he could get her to let him pet her. It was pretty cool.

Great picture.


10 or 12 years ago I had a Whitewing that would land on the patio table and I'd feed it cat food.


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I have an update. I was checking on her around noon today and to my surprise I saw one chick in the nest. I'm going to try and get a picture this afternoon.


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Originally Posted by Erathkid
Great story, Judd. It's actually a wonder that those birds ever reproduce. They build the crappiest, bare bones nest. A strong wind from a thunderstorm will destroy their nest. Love looking at the pics though. Keep 'em coming. We're rooting for you, momma dove.

You're right...great builders they are not grin

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My Dad got one he could pet while she was on the nest that she built in a planter next to the door so he was always walking by her and she figured out he wouldn’t hurt her. He’d put food up there for her. She came three years in a row but every year she’d start off leery but he could get her to let him pet her. It was pretty cool.

Great picture.


10 or 12 years ago I had a Whitewing that would land on the patio table and I'd feed it cat food.

That's cool. Dad would stop at the bait store and get her worms. It was pretty cool to see. Had no idea they'd eat cat food.

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I have an update. I was checking on her around noon today and to my surprise I saw one chick in the nest. I'm going to try and get a picture this afternoon.

Look forward to the picture.


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my mom has had doves nest in a planter by her back door for many years. they just hatched babies number 41 and 42 this year from that nest.

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Name her Laurie darlin




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Cool story. Post more pics!

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Name her Laurie darlin


Genius!! Done.


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