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Paula Ziebarth

Powell, OH, United States


Mourning Dove nesting on my back deck on top of trumpet vine arbor


Breeding birds


Mourning Doves

Female on nest

2 responses to “Mourning Doves”

  1. Dee says:

    i have not seen the dove leave the nest and also have not seen another dove in my courtyard. My concern…will a mateless dove lay eggs, and if so will she not leave the nest? How she feed and drink?

    • NestWatch says:

      Mourning doves share incubation roles. It is possible that you are not seeing when the male and female switch roles. It is unlikely that she would lay eggs without having a mate. If she does not have a mate, she would leave the nest find food and water.

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