Mother’s Day Dove Nest

by Bob Schwartz

In this part of the desert, the most common bird, next to the house sparrow, is the Inca Dove, a type of Mourning Dove. They are well known for their cooing call. They are also known for building spring nests around houses, in places that provide relief from the sun. There are ways to discourage this, but we haven’t tried any so far.

A few weeks ago, a nest appeared in an eave, but later fell apart. While it seemed there was not going to be another try, a week ago, seemingly overnight, a nest reappeared with mother and egg.

So for all who grew up in various places with various nests and various mothers, eggs and chicks, Happy Mother’s Day.

© 2023 by Bob Schwartz