Thursday, March 19, 2009

BIRD WATCHING FROM OUR PATIO

I have been enjoying the presence of a couple of doves in the yard, even though they have been pooping on my chairs. Hilda has been barking and chasing them during her between-naps-yard- patrols, so I had not realized that they had found our yard pleasant enough to build a nest until yesterday when I went out to tend the yard and sweep the patio.




The birds were sitting on the top of a lattice full of jasmin, right next to our sliding door. They don't seem to mind us going in and out, but the broom handle spooked them when I was sweeping the top step, so I investigated and there was the nest and a couple of eggs.



I then pestered them all afternoon trying to get a picture of one of them on the nest, that is why it is pretty dark!

I hope that all goes well and that we get to see the baby birds. I understand that they don't stay long after the babies hatch.
I'll try to get more pictures.

2 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Those are great. You were lucky to catch the bird in the nest.

themom said...

Great pics. I get a robin that nests a couple of times throughtout the spring into summer. They are amazing.