Bird nest help!!!

Anna Spence

We have had a bird nest on our back patio for a few weeks. We’ve seen the mama bird up there several times very consistently ever since we noticed the nest. We can home one day and noticed TWO different birds up on the nest, and then when they flew off, the mama bird came back. But then one of the other birds came back and is sitting right next to the nest. Can someone tell me what’s happening and if there’s anything I can do to help if this bird is trying to steal her nest??

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ZachS. z5 Platteville, Colorado

Looks like a momma dove and her fledgling, or nearly fledgling, baby.

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Hmmm, I tend to agree with Zach, but do fledglings normally come back to the nest? And I can't imagine more than 1 baby bird fitting in that nest at that size. ?? Do male doves usually help?

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