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Living in the Gutter

We discovered recently that we have a tenant staying in our garage.  Actually, it’s not technically in the garage, but in the rain gutter on the outside of the garage.  Specifically, a mourning dove has built her nest there, in the end opposite the downspout.  From the driveway, you can just make out the head and tail:



A better view can be had from an upstairs window:

Dove in nest

Dove in nest

We’ve been spreading birdseed on the driveway and lawn for her and her mate (according to an expert, doves prefer to collect seed off the ground), and we wait for a glimpse of eggs.  Apparently the eggs should be apparent when they are present, as doves aren’t very competent at nest building, and so the eggs will often stick out from under the mother.

Posted by seaking on 05-16-2009 at 08:05 pm
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1 Comment »

  1. This is amazing! Great pics. I’m so glad I checked this out!

    Comment by Gretchen — May 18, 2009 @ 19:21

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