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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

What to do ?

My heart goes out to our doves that stick to our garden as barren as it is. Hubby put more seed out for them and this little guy/gal decides to sleep right in the middle of the pile on the table. Do they nest in a shelter other than a tree ? .. if we built a little shelter would they take "shelter" there ? .. I feel so darn awful for them especially with our weather turning VERY wicked right now .. the house is creaking (sounds like it should be a Halloween song ?) the wind is cutting .. and the snow .. well it is coming .. again.


7 comments:

Cinj said...

Hmmm. I guess I've never seen a mourning dove nest. I'd have to do some research on that one. They do have a lovely, lonely call though.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Mourning doves seem like a pretty hardy lot. More snow coming our way as well. Sigh...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cinj ... the first time I heard them wasn't even in my own country .. it was in Holland .. we didn't know what the heck the bird was ..

Nancy .. we didn't get that snow fall after all .. HUGE PHEW ! LOL

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I don't see them much around here until it snows. When we get a good snowfall I have lots of them.

Shady Gardener said...

We haven't had real snow for awhile... we had a token one last Sunday. There's always that chance though... often through mid-April. So, I'm keeping most of the mulch on the beds for awhile, yet. ;-)

Aren't mourning doves lovely?

Anna said...

I think this little dove fell asleep cause it was appreciative and doesn't have to worry about the next meal. I'll probably sleep with my chocolates tonight.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Anna ... Now I have a picture in mind of you gathering chocolate all about you and snoozing with it : )

Shady .. I know we will have more snow. The only good thing about this is that the ground water will be replenished so much more compared to past years. I need to be in my garden SOON ! aarrgghhh !

Hi Robin .. Yes .. the snow seems to bring them in looking for a better chance of food.