Turns out, the Mourning Doves that were in my greenhouse last weekend weren't stuck in there after all. (That post is HERE.)
They have built a nest in there, on top of one of the salvaged columns that I have leaning into one of the corners, way up near the ceiling. He/She is up there, keeping an eye on me as I try to get a decent photo without frightening him/her.
The two of them have been easily spooked. When they panic, they get disoriented and don't fly right out the open door like they should. That's what must have happened last weekend, when it appeared that the one bird was stuck. My only worry at this point is for when the babies are ready to fledge in a few weeks ... will the parents know well enough by then where the door is and how to reliably get out? I guess we will see how it goes when that time comes.
Sunday Snapshots are posts that are devoted to a moment in time that represents a slice of life in Hartwood, or wherever else I happen to be.
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