Monday, May 20, 2013

And they continue to build

I have had the opportunity to watch several birds nest in my back yard.

A wren carefully built this nest on the patio in a shelf. Lots of moss, one of the softest of materials was selected. It has a small opening and lots of cover. I will get to see the process for a short length of time. I try not to be too intrusive as I spy on them.

Two Eastern bluebirds have been guarding a 6ft tall metal pipe that is about 3 inches in diameter. I watched the female dive into the pipe with something in her mouth. I've also seen the father perching on the edge with a worm in his mouth.


Then, in the shed for the pool pump on top of a shelf in a box, I spied some doves. I had recently used the pump and failed to put it back. The mother dove took advantage of the open box and built her nest there. The doves are big enough to fly, but they return to the nest in the evenings.

Nature fills my curiosity.

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