I’m embarrassed to ask, but I must anyway, my second-generation wild pigeon, Baby Mama, that I’ve raised on my 9th floor balcony is nesting in a dirt planter, exposed to predators (we have hawks in the area). My first question is, can I put up a blind that will protect her from view without freaking her out when the area AROUND the nest changes? And two, I have nest material that I was going to make a cozy little area for my two wild females but didn’t expect Baby Mama to nest so early and in a planter of dirt open to the world!? Can I put the nesting material in the planter around the eggs when she gets off to eat? If not, when they hatch, can I put the babies in the nesting material? OR, will she abandon the nest in both cases? (FYI, I picked both her and her brother up when they were first born to put a towel under them for comfort because of their mother’s poor nest building and the mom, Curlie, didn’t seem to mind). P.S. As long as I’m asking questions, here’s another. BM layed earlier eggs in the winter which disappeared, and I think were not fertilized (?) because I never saw a male sharing responsibility, only her mother. The same goes with this nest. She’s all by her lonesome, AGAIN, so far. NO male sharing sitting duty!?