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Project by Tbowen posted 12-30-2012 11:01 AM 3500 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, iv had these doves that kept showing up for the past 3 years making a nest under my gutters.. last year we had a BAD wind storm and blew their nest off the gutter and the eggs were lost… so this year while we were remodling the kitchen (hints the huge mess in second photo) i had some scrap wood, and while i was taking a break I made them a simple and easy nesting box, and put it where it was out of the way and kinda weather proof. The two doves have returnd and have nested in it.. my elderly neighbor LOVES doves so i also made her one, took 10 seconds to make, but the birds love it…sometimes you just got to keep it simple :-)

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 03:00 PM

great simple project.dove’s are a special bird.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 03:03 PM

Very cool, the doves and your neighbor are lucky to have you as a friend.

-- Scott, PA.,

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 03:54 PM

thank you for the comments, and yes doves are a very special bird :-) ... i enjoy watching them and feeding them. the sounds that they make are very soothing.

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 05:15 PM

Ha! I thought it was a box joint jig! Caution, remove birds before cutting.

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#6 posted 12-30-2012 05:24 PM

Sometimes simple is best

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 02:12 AM

I raise doves and love their peaceful sounds but they are the worst nest builders in the bird kingdom! They need all the help they can get. Ya done good here.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 12-31-2012 05:11 AM

If it works no need to change

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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