Sunday, April 5, 2009

Doves Have Multiple Broods

From Birds and Blooms

One year, a dove built a nest atop one of the tools in my shed. I avoided using it until I watched the bird’s brood take flight. A week later, however, the nest was full again. This happened four times! Do doves share nests, or did all these hatchlings come from the same bird?

All species of doves have a rapid turnaround on broods. A friend of mind once observed a mourning dove’s nesting habits near the building where he worked. He counted five broods in the same nest during a single summer. Like yours, the five broods were probably produced by the same pair.

Get more birdwatching answers at Birds and Blooms, Glad You Asked! section of their website. Learn more about Mourning Doves at Birds and Blooms.

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