Shortly after 6:00 this morning, when Sylvia and I were still supposed to be sleeping, we were rudely awoken by a new neighbour. It seems that a pair of Mourning Doves wanted to move into the covered area on top of our bedroom slide. This area happens to be directly above our heads when we’re in bed, and we were treated to a fair bit of scratching and cooing until we decided to get up. (and yes, all that noise was coming from OUTSIDE the trailer).
I went outside and tried to shoo the birds away, and eventually I ended up pulling out the hose and blasting the nesting material and one of the birds out the far side of the slide topper.
I did this same procedure about 5 times and each time the birds returned after a few minutes. I guess they thought they’d found the place to set up house, and they weren’t going to be denied.
I finally ended up blocking the openings with cardboard and after a few fly-bys by the pair of doves they went looking for more hospitable accommodations. The funny thing is that we have another slide with a similar opening about 6 feet away from the bedroom and the doves don’t seem to be interested in it at all. Not that I’m complaining.