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Jenny Mehlenbeck

Hartford, MI, USA

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I hang two flower baskets by my front door every year. This year, the very day after I hung these I saw the beginnings of a nest. I left it be. A bird would be way cooler than some annual flowers. Sure enough, within a few days I saw a mourning dove sitting on there. So our front door is off limits for awhile. Mama bird has a good spot. The overhang is protecting her from the rain right now. She’s out of reach of pretty much any predators. I have lots of pine trees in my yard and they have nested there many times. This is a first for the flower pot. Very cool indeed.

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Mourning Dove Nesting In My Hanging Basket

Mourning dove nesting in my hanging flower pot. Photographed through the bedroom window, sorry about the reflection of the blinds, and shot through a screen…. didn't want to scare mama.

One response to “Mourning dove nesting in my hanging basket”

  1. Mike says:

    We have a momma nesting right now in our hanging basket on the front porch. I hope the partner relieves her soon, she’s been there since last evening.

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