Right around Easter, I startled a Mourning Dove out of a hanging basket of Geraniums under my patio cover. She (or he) quickly returned but not before I could take a look to see if there were a nest with eggs. Indeed, there are 2 eggs and the pair of doves have been taking turns incubating the eggs for over 2 weeks now. The Doves are quite common here where I live in a suburb of Los Angeles but I've never had the pleasure and can't wait to see chicks. Doves have tried nesting in my hanging baskets before but with an active Hummingbird feeder and my watering I think I've scared them away. This winter I took the Hummingbird feeder down and had not replaced it yet.
My research on the internet indicates 14 days before hatching and then a couple of weeks until the chicks leave the nest. Will I hear peeping because I think the eggs should have hatched by now. Does anyone have any experience with this? If so, would love to hear your thoughts about what stage we are in so I can anticipate replacing my Hummingbird feeder. I love to have the Hummingbirds flying around.