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This isn't at all as exciting as the Inca Dove
report at Springfield's MDC Nature Center but it is somewhat related:

When I came home from work just now  (Friday) there
was a couple of Mourning Doves copulating on the patio picnic bench.  MODO's 
have been cooing for several weeks now here in Joplin and also Neosho.

Plus, also in Joplin today , there was a broken egg shell of a Rock Pigeon 
that may have rolled off of a ledge of a downtown building.    My first "egg 
shell" of the year.

Rock Pigeons nest nearly year around.  I have observed active nests for all 
months of the year
here in Joplin except November - including one on a CBC a few years back.

Doves and pigeons, in general, Family Columbidae, tend to have a long 
nesting season.

Good birding,  Larry H.  Joplin (sw) MO.

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