A while ago I mentioned that some Collared Doves were attempting to nest behind our old satellite dish. The eventually managed to stabilise the construction enough to lay eggs, and although the first brood all died, the second has produced at least one fledgling. Unfortunately the very windy conditions yesteday meant it was unable to return to its (very stupidly sited) nest. It spent a couple of hours sitting on a garden chair, looking cold. It then tried to guilt us into letting it in:
Being cold-hearted sorts, we didn’t succumb to its slightly scruffy charm, so it started looking around for an alternative.
It finally settled in to the pot of cherry tomatoes on the step just outside.
We’re hoping that the lack of feathers etc. on the ground means that it eventually made it back to the nest – the angle makes it impossible to check.