My birding patch along the Jordan River has been mostly flooded all summer. This forced me to focus on the areas I could watch birds and I discovered all kinds of cool things and learned to appreciate a smaller study site. I found several nests for a variety of species. The Mourning Dove nest shown in this post was just below eye level in a tree as seen from a foot bridge. It has been fun checking in on it regularly and watching the chicks grow.
A week after the above photo, this is all that was left in the nest...a solitary egg...a dud. The fly was already taking advantage. I'm actually surprised the egg stayed in the nest unbroken while the other chicks hatched, grew, and fledged.