Last spring, in the process of getting the house in town ready to move into, JD had removed the doors from the utility closet and sat them outside on the back porch. He did this to make it easier to maneuver while he put down new flooring. The next morning we found this lovely Mama-to-be perched on top of the bi-fold doors preparing a temporary home for her babies.
She was completely trusting of us as we came and went. Opening and closing the back door all day long didn't seem to concern her in the least. She watched us as we passed her nest repeatedly, but she never ruffled the first feather or stirred once in her nest. JD had his table saw set up on the back porch and she wasn't bothered with that or the noise from it either. She just continued construction of her nest and then did her motherly duty of keeping her eggs warm.
Theresa and the girls said that there was a dove that nested on the back porch every year. Most likely it was the same one. She knew she had never been harmed before when she nested here, which is probably why she was so trusting of us. I am anxious to see if she returns again this year. We will welcome her if she does.
I Am Blessed