Just wanted to tell you all that I've adopted a family of doves! :D Momma dove moved into one of my hanging baskets on my front veranda to lay her eggs and nest. Pappa comes around once in a while to check on her. I have 2 hanging baskets framing each side of my steps and one of the plants is growning fine but the other one (the one they chose) wasn't as full and lush, which was probably just what they were looking for as there was more room for the nest and for momma to get in and out and actually sit there. There are 2 little eggs now. It seems perfect because there is good shelter/coverage from the veranda and it swings in the wind like her very own rocking chair. Only thing is, its hard to water the plant because she's always about! I want to keep it alive for her.
This happened a lot at my old house when I lived with my parents too. Birds would nest in the trees right near the front door. Its so beautiful to see. I wish I could take pics.