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A helping hand for mourning doves

5 monthes ago   |   By Animal Life

A mourning dove nest.
Mourning doves have a well-earned reputation for being really lousy nest builders. Some actually manage to assemble a nest, although most other birds would find it greatly lacking. Other mourning doves just find something that is roughly nest shaped and maybe - maybe - add a couple of twigs or a blade of grass.
We can help our hapless bird friends by building nesting baskets for them. Ideally, they should be mounted before breeding season starts, but it wouldn't hurt to put some out now. Here are the instruction via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Nest Watch...
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