Over the weekend, the Puppy and I did some gardening. To clarify, I did some gardening and the Puppy napped on the grass. It was (in his opinion) a fair division of labor.
While he was napping, a Mourning Dove was building a nest in one of the evergreens.
In case you are ever reincarnated as a Mourning dove, you might want to know the proper methodology for next building.
One: Fly off and find Useful Material for nest building.
Two: Fly back. Land on the driveway.
Three: Holding the Useful Material in your beak, scan the area for predators, marauders, and other birds looking for interior decorating ideas.
Four: Once you’re satisfied that no one is observing, fly up to the Right Branch and begin construction.
Rinse and repeat.
I just loved watching this bird check to be sure no one saw where the next was being built. Mourning Dove in Stealth Mode.
Now I have to think about what to buy as a nest warming gift. Any ideas?