County vehicle staying parked after dove nests on windshield

Photo: Butler Co. Sheriff's Office

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - For the next couple of a weeks, a county vehicle parked outside the Court Street Jail in Butler County won't be moving.

The Butler County sheriff has ordered the vehicle to stay where it is after a morning dove, who's now known as "Jailbird," nested on its windshield. The incubation period for the bird normally takes about two weeks. The dove was found last Monday morning, April 3, and has laid two eggs.

People who work at the sheriff's office have been checking on the bird and the eggs as they go to and from work. Sheriff Richard Jones had this to say about the dove and her eggs, "I always take care of my jailbirds."

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