We have a pair of birds nesting under our carport. Though the pair are frequently around - sitting on the fence or otherwise close by - we haven't been able to get close enough to identify them. Body shaped like scissor-tails, but without the long tail. Bigger than sparrows, but not as round looking; smaller than doves. Mama is grayish-brown. Anyhow, the pair raised a clutch of five chicks. They fledged, hung around for a day and then were gone. We think they all made it. We didnt find any bodies and the dogs didn't drag any in. Now the same pair or another pair are brooding another clutch. There's four eggs so far, yesterday there was only three. So which is it? Same pair or another pair using a convenient nest? Do wild birds raise more than one clutch a year?