I had the front door open today (with a screen door). I heard the distinct "whistling" sound of doves flying. I'm not sure what kind they are, but this is the species we see here.
One kept flying very close to my front door! If the screen hadn't been there, I'm sure it would have flown inside the house
. I soon saw that she (? whatever sex seeks out potential nesting sites) was looking for a good spot on the front of the house.
Then it flew back to it's mate sitting on the power line.
They were apparently having a discussion. The one who came to visit (sitting on the right) must have told the other one that this is the right spot to nest. Wrong!
. Then they both came over to get the mate's approval
My problem is, although I love birds, I do NOT want wild bird droppings and various nesting debris all over the doorstep and front of the house for reasons of potential disease, not to mention mess.
I guess if I see them start building a nest, I should knock it down immediately as to discourage them from this area. They're so cute, and I'd love to see them raise a family, but not this close to my front door unfortunately