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I just startled a pair of mourning doves on my patio. Not sure who was more startled. Me or them! I think they were (or are) going to try and nest here.

Ummmmmm. Nope.

You see, this is my space. I am out here quite often. Can’t have you trying to raise babies and shitting every where. My house. My rules. MY ROOST! *laughs*

Honestly, These birds are like flying rats. Except much less intelligent. When I lived out in the hinterlands, The hood was about over run with them. I don’t mind their coo-ing. As a matter of fact it reminds me of summers and my gran’s place. They were around in Illinois. Find it comforting in a way.

But they are freakin’ stupid. Seen a lot of pairs lose eggs or young because they cannot build a nest for SHIT! I’d find broken eggs on out driveway all thru the brooding season because they fell out of the nest or (more likely) the nest just fell apart.. Some times dead chicks as well. They’s crap on the cars too. We had this oak tree that covered about half of the driveway. And we’d park under it for shade. They were persistent little buggers too. I finally hung some bamboo chimes in the tree and that noise seemed to spook them.

And yup! Stepped out there and there they were… Aww hell naw...


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Mar. 28th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
That sounds like a challenge. I haven't heard of dove-repellent yet, perhaps a niche in the market?

Good luck de-doving your place!!
Mar. 28th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those birdbrains may be getting the message.
Mar. 29th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
That means you're actually winning? Hooray for persistence!!
Mar. 29th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh my! Good luck with dealing with them! :(
Mar. 29th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
I agree that they are pests, but I gotta admit I've been loving hearing their calls at the new place.

...but wouldn't want them on my balcony, either.
Mar. 30th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
I don't mind their calls at all. The are reminiscent of days gone. I just don't need the little beggars on my patio.

And it did take a couple of days but I think they're gone now. Not sure what my next trick was going to be if my just being damned annoying wasn't enough.

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