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Project by WayneC posted 05-13-2007 11:24 PM 3529 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like the other dove box posted, I had a pair of doves making a nest somewhere they would not be successful. These guys were trying to nest on top of a ladder on my patio. There was a huge pile of grass, twigs and other nest matrial on the ground.

I put up this nest box last night and removed the ladder. This morning they were happily building a nest in the box.

The pair of doves in the other nest box are working on laying their 3rd set of eggs. They have successfully raised 4 babies this year. Last year they raised 4 sets of babies.

Excuse the photos they were taken through the glass of a door to avoid disturbing the birds.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov





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Karson

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#1 posted 05-14-2007 01:34 AM

Great. project. And the buyers were satisfied, and the possession time was acceptable.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Don

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#2 posted 05-14-2007 03:51 AM

Yeh, but what about the mortgage payments?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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WayneC

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#3 posted 05-14-2007 05:41 AM

It is actually room and board. The bird feeder is about 30 feet away in a tree. They pay us with song every morning.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 05-14-2007 06:01 AM

What? You needed to use the ladder? :-)

-- John

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#5 posted 05-14-2007 06:33 AM

Wayne -

Too cool! Did you use any of your new redwood or is that fir? Hard to tell from the photo. The doves look very happy. Great story.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 05-14-2007 05:44 PM

great story; great save; great box!!

(no birds in our dovebox… I guess we have it in the wrong neighbourhood.)
BUT—we did get a couple of bluebirds moving in, in one of Rick’s birdhouses!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-14-2007 10:11 PM

It is redwood fence pickets. I normally keep a few cheap ones on hand from the big box stores to make bird houses, etc. I’m planning to tear into the redwood this coming weekend. I’m going to make 2 adarondack chairs and a bench for my mom with it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 05-15-2007 02:35 AM

who said woodworkers cant be environmentally thoughtful??? great job!!! now i need to finish my birdhouse!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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WayneC

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#9 posted 05-15-2007 03:09 AM

Anyone who says woodworkers can’t be environmentally thoughtful should spend a week with Frank.

I have a very bird friendly family. We have 5 pet birds in addition to the ones we “care for” out side of the house.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#10 posted 05-15-2007 05:15 AM

I don’t think that I’ve ever seen redwood fence in the eastern US. IS it true Redwood or is it cedar.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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WayneC

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#11 posted 05-15-2007 09:15 AM

I live in Caifornia and am guessing that it was more of a sapwood redwood. It was the cheap fence pickets they sell in the big box stores. I do use cedar for bird houses as well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 05-15-2007 11:54 AM

speaking of birds …...
A pair of bluebirds moved into one of Rick’s birdhouses on Sunday! We’ve never seen bluebirds on our property before. It was really exciting.
bluebird

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#13 posted 05-16-2007 06:09 AM

Cool. I do not belive we get bluebirds here in California.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 05-16-2007 06:27 AM

Great picture!

-- John

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#15 posted 05-19-2007 04:43 PM

thanks. We really enjoy watching them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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