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Re: ok- this is just unbelievable

Donna, do you mean killdeer? They nest on the ground and exhibit the behaviors you describe. We have them around here, too. I wonder how they have survived - not one I have seen nesting has ever had babies hatch.
On Monday, April 25, 2005, at 05:55 AM, Donna wrote:

most times they take over any hanging pot. john put
the large (like 1 1/2- 2ft) ornaments there this year
and pitched the plastic pots. Not sure where my doves
are nesting, but I see them around here daily.

In my yard, the only bird who normally nests on the
ground is the sand something, need more coffee to
remember the name... escapes me at the moment. It
nests in the pea gravel by my veggie garden. It is the
bird that pretends to be hurt when you go near the
nest, drawing you to it, rather than the babies...
kinds cool how it pretend to have a broken wing.

All of my trees have someone's nests too....


--- Melody   <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:
Our garden is home to a returning set of mourning
doves as well...on the
ground in the middle of my daffodils, right under
the cherry
tree...there is a pair that returns to nest in the
same spot there every
year. Is this unusual for birds to nest on the

Hills, IA  zone 5
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