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RE: My dove is a bad...

Um-- Mine stays close to it all the time-- OK, my hanging pot anyways.
We had a bad wind storm last week and the pot must have dumped rocking
in the wind. 4 babies went splat on the deck. Momma was crying for three
days. My heart was broken watching her cry out in emotional pain, but
nothing I could do.:( She now left, but the other ones are still in
another hanging flower pot on the opposite side of the porch.

I don't think they are any messier than other birds. Actually, I think
the mourning doves are nicer to have around. They stay put and don't
panic every time you come around. The robins in the backyard are
currently dive bombing me.....


> My book says Males watch the brood about 8 hours a day and the female
> rest. Are very messy and don't clean up after the chicks. Doesn't say
> anything about the eggs or "sitting" in particular.
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> Zone 8b
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: "Garden" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 5:30 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] My dove is a bad...
> > parent!  Aren't momma birds supposed to sit on their eggs all the
> >  Our dove that I told you about keeps leaving the nest in my hanging
> > basket.  She left several times yesterday but always came back.  Now
> > today I haven't seen her at all.  It hasn't been very warm so I'm
> > concerned that the eggs are getting cold.  Are mommas supposed to
sit on
> > the eggs all the time?
> >
> > DF

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