In spring, both the male and female Mourning Doves will build an incredibly flimsy stick nest. In fact, many of the nests are so flimsy, they are blown down in even the mildest storms. Like other doves, the female lays only 2 white, unmarked eggs. The male incubates during the day while the female takes over for the night shift. It takes just over a week for the eggs to hatch.