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Lori Crawford

Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA


A pair of mourning doves nests on a small ledge on our house, and we watch them with a webcam. This video shows the female dove laying the second egg of her first clutch of the season on March 23, 2019.


Mourning dove lays an egg

5 responses to “Mourning dove lays an egg”

  1. NP says:

    suddenly…….BAM! theres an egg!

  2. Effie xerras says:

    About 2 weeks ago a bird went on my deck on my grill made a nest on my grill the side part. Out in the open. I moved the Gill under the tarp so it wouldn’t get wet. I won’t go on the deck so I won’t scare them. I watch in my livening window. Sometime another bird comes and the bird flies away and the other bird takes over. It so interesting and I look all the time
    When I do go out she takes off but comes back after I go in
    The eggs are big. Now I looked out and the big eggs are gone and 2 small are there. Don’t know what to do

    • Holly Grant, Project Assistant says:

      Hi Effie, When you find a wild birds’ nest, it’s best to give it plenty of space. Do not move or alter the nest environment. A songbird’s nesting period typically lasts around four weeks or so from egg laying to the fledging stage. If you think the eggs might be abandoned, please check out our FAQ for more tips on how to proceed.

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