We own ducks two of whom are nesting currently. I assume some of the basics I've learned would apply to doves as well.
The first few days of incubating the eggs the females may not leave the nest at all as the embryos are very sensitive to temperature changes. Birds, like people, can survive fasting longer than you would think and they are programmed to eat more before setting. Females are also very reluctant to leave the nest while anyone is around because if they have to return while there is traffic there nest could be discovered (and the eggs eaten). So they are likely to leave briefly just after sunrise or at any time nobody is around. Later in the process they may leave the nest for longer periods with no harm to the eggs.
The less the female is disturbed on her nest the higher the chance that some babies will hatch.
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