Somerset Ornithological Society - Bird News
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Unusual - Anyone else heard of this happening ?

Earlier this year a friend erected a nestbox in his large field shelter/hay store hoping that Kestrels /Owls might use it.He has seen little Owls on the hay quite often and rang me weeks ago to say that something had flown out of the box and that he could see eggs in there but wasn't sure what they were - I went around to find that Stock Doves had partially lined the bare box with Leylandii clippings and had laid two eggs - great !
Tonight he has rung me to say that the two healthy unfledged young doves that are now in there are not alone - they are accompanied by two new eggs which have been in there for just over a week now ?
Another pair hijacked the box or are the original parents in a hurry and trying to push things along a bit ?