Sad story: two doves made a nest above a lamp by the house. They cared for their eggs for over a month when we began to worry whether anything had hatched. Then we discovered that only one dove was in attendance so perhaps her mate had died. She left the nest and we found two dead babies in the nest.
Learner Mum: we don't know if it is the same dove (they all look a like) but she now seems to have found a new partner and they have been searching for nesting sites. Two sites were found and rejected. In the end she laid her egg on a beam in the garage. It rolled off and smashed.
Will she try again? Think she needs lessons !