I hadn't seen the doves since Sunday so I climbed up to investigate - no more eggs.
I think the squirrel that has been driving Hilda crazy may have eaten them for a midnight snack. I have seen it on the patio a few times.
This squirrel has also been up in my mosaic area. It has chewed through the tarps and then tore up all my boxes, it is a major mess and a lot of my things were exposed for a while before I was aware of the invasion.
I am so sorry to miss out on watching the baby birds.
Today the squirrel was eating up all the special (expensive) bird seed I bought for the dove family. So I dropped the feeder down with about 3 feet of wire to get it out of reach from the arbour.
I went to the gym at noon and jumped into the shower when I got home, I was opening the bathroom window when I saw that the squirrel was trying over and over to figure out how to get to the seeds. There was a big blue jay squawking at it the whole time, and then I yelled at it and it took off. It was doing a good job figuring out how to get to the feeder - so I'll have to make a new plan if the birds are going to get any of the seeds.
I had no idea working from home would be so involved.