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Old Sep 30, 2012, 5:05 AM   #1
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I came across this sight yesterday just in front my house.

I knew that a dove had been building a nest on top of the traffic lights but I never thought it would be so succesfull.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 8:08 AM   #2
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So cute! I love it, don't think anyone would allow a bird to actually build a nest on a traffic light light like this in California. It does look like she's quite happy up there, and her baby looks pretty big at this point.
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This is shocking they made it so far exposed to the elements like that.

Great capture
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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So cute! I love it, don't think anyone would allow a bird to actually build a nest on a traffic light light like this in California. It does look like she's quite happy up there, and her baby looks pretty big at this point.
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Normally they would have removed it here, but in this case I think they didn't even notice it. And now it's to late. (I hope they don't remove it now).
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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This is shocking they made it so far exposed to the elements like that.

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I've seen more of the nest they build and this one is quite normal.

They make the most minimalistic nest that are possible, 3 sticks is the normal amount for 1 egg.

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Doves in our region also make minimalist nests - you can stand under the tree, look up, and see the eggs!

Very nice photo, and fine illustration of the story as well.
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Wonderful , thanks for sharing.

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Doves in our region also make minimalist nests - you can stand under the tree, look up, and see the eggs!

Very nice photo, and fine illustration of the story as well.
pffff, I was already thinking that the doves here were not normal , and they are so funny when building their nests. I guess they are perfectionist because it takes them hours to decide what branch to use.
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It is always nice to see nature in an urban setting. We have a Red-tailed Hawk pair that nests on the front of a movie theater in Cambridge MA. The parents are quite clever and lure the young with food to the roof of the building and teach them to fly from there using short up and down on the roof training flights so they will not take a long fall and be killed.

The dove shots are well done. I hope you can get some shots of the chicks when they hatch.

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