Yesterday when a friend and I went up to the 3rd floor staff room to take our break, we were surprised to see that two laughing doves had decided to nest on the window ledge.
We watched as the male would dive to the ground to collect twigs for his mate.
In this next picture you can see the twig in his beak. He hands it to the female and she tucks it into her nest.
A co-worker said she saw two eggs which is the common clutch size for doves.
I've become quite fascinated by the whole process and have watched several videos this evening about doves and their nesting practices. Their nests are always flimsy at best. The male incubates during the day and the female takes over at night.
This last picture was taken today. It doesn't look like much was added to the nest and I certainly don't know how that little gathering of twigs is going to protect the squabs if they do hatch. Plus, it's gotten so hot now -- up to 95 degrees during the day and they have no protection from the sun. It will be interesting to see what we find when we return to school on Sunday.