One day, eight years ago, a Spotted Dove got trapped in my house and was desperately trying to escape through a closed window. We finally managed to release it into the garden. The next day it came back with a partner for a look around. A day after that they came back again – this time to build a nest in the bathroom. They’ve lived with us ever since!
Needless to say, I have learnt quite a lot about the habits and behaviour of Spotted Doves! Here’s my account!
CLEAN FREAKS! Generally, the Spotted Dove is a quiet and clean bird. When its eggs hatch, it will pick up the shells and dispose them! It does the same with fallen feathers. These doves generally nest in trees but sometimes also in cozy, warm places inside buildings (such as my bookshelf!).
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