It was shown that a dove took the flowers to build its own nest.
For a long time, workers at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra could not solve the mystery of the disappearance of flowers from the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When they learned the truth, they were surprised.
They were shown to have been taken by a dove to build its own nest. Every day a bird flew to the grave to pick flowers for its nest in one of the premises of the complex. This was reported on the website of the memorial.
Memorial workers found out about the lack of flowers and wondered for a long time who might need them. A thoughtfully built nest in the harbor above a spotted crystal window was seen by one of the workers and told the other workers about it. The workers were not offended by the dove, as these birds are real soldiers.
Two pigeons were even given honors for their bravery, and one historian recounts that the birds were used as messengers.
“Whenever we talk about animals in combat, we’re talking about them doing things that humans can’t do alone”, Dr. Hampton said. “That was mostly true for situations where the connection was horrendously bad”.