Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

Bill and Coo, the Mourning Doves, are still checking out our window box. Coo seems to like pecking at and smashing down the flowers on one side, which Bill readily aids and abets. The question is, can they afford it? Does this represent a "want" or a "need" sort of purchase? We're at best ambivalent … Continue reading Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

Bill and Coo Take a Second Look at the Window Box

Bill and Coo are back house hunting again, taking a second look around our window box which has been festooned with flowers. Most of the spikey plastic artificial stuff is gone so it’s much more comfortable to sit in—especially the Golden Spring Alyssum. They don’t seem that impressed. You’d think they’d appreciate it more since … Continue reading Bill and Coo Take a Second Look at the Window Box

This Odd Nest

Bill and Coo, the Mourning Dove pair who could be our potential new tenants, seem to be earnestly trying out our front window box. The performance could be called "This Odd Nest" echoing the TV show "This Old House." I think they could use a little help from birdman builders who could wing their way … Continue reading This Odd Nest

Bill And Coo

We've noticed the Mourning Doves for the past week, camping on our back porch and hunting for a nesting site. I've decided to call the pair Bill and Coo, for obvious reasons. Which one is Bill and which is Coo? Males typically have a ruddy breast and sport a faint sky blue cap. I think … Continue reading Bill And Coo