Not peaceful about doves

Hope everyone is having a good, if cloudy, long weekend.

Meanwhile, some of my wild neighbors have decided to hang out on our deck. Unfortunately, we didn’t invite them over for a Fourth of July cookout, but they’re making themselves at home anyway. Specifically, a chipmunk decided our grill would be a dandy place for a nest (It wasn’t. Hope he had fire insurance.) and a pair of doves like to bill and coo on our railing and deck furniture.

I think the arson kind of deterred the chipmunk, but I have no idea how to get the message across to the doves. They’re attractive and all, but they don’t get the concept of separate bathroom facilities and the prospect of spending the summer hosing bird poop off the deck isn’t a pleasant one. So what’s going to scare off the doves?


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