April 11, 2006

Peaceful People

We have extra points on the peaceful scale these days. Last year a robin family took up residence by our front door until the little robins were old enough to leave the nest. This year I noticed a new family had moved into the same spot. At first I assumed it was another robin, but when we peeked at the nest, the egg was white. Then we noticed the mama. We have a dove nesting by the door.

She seems perfectly content as long as we aren't banging the door all day long, which is somewhat of an "if". I do regret now not having cleaned the siding before now, since I obviously won't get the chance before the home tour since I don't want to move the nest. I can clean the other half of the front porch at least, I suppose.

Anybody know any interesting information about doves?

And don't suggest we stop going out our front door until Mama Dove moves on. That is not an option.


I can't think of anything more charming. She's an asset to the home show.

Posted by: Janis at April 11, 2006 10:53 AM

I only know that they seem equally partial to the thistle seed we put out for the goldfinches as they do for the standard songbird mix we put out for everything else. But since they're too tubby to perch on either feeder, they spend all their time hoovering the ground underneath.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at April 11, 2006 12:34 PM

How badly do you want the bird gone? It seems like there are lots of methods you could use if you don't mind being heartless.

Posted by: Dean at April 11, 2006 12:54 PM

If I wanted the bird gone, I'd slam the door often and move the nest to wash the siding behind it. I don't particularly want it gone. I love watching the baby birdies hatching and begging for food.

Posted by: Jordana at April 11, 2006 01:13 PM

Sorry Jordana.

I misread your last sentence as asking if anyone knew how to get rid of doves.

Too little sleep for me last night may be leading to hallucinations.

Posted by: Dean at April 11, 2006 02:36 PM

On the wings of a snow white dove. . .

her siding might look a little rough. . .

Posted by: Sarah at April 12, 2006 03:26 PM