If there weren’t a screen on the window above my sink, I could reach my arm out and touch this momma turtledove who’s made her spring nest in our holly tree.
I don’t know why, but I am fascinated with nesting birds. The hard work they undertake to find all the materials to build a suitable temporary home, the patient waiting, protecting and warming of eggs, the teamwork between mom and dad – it is all so intriguing to me.
And this year I get to watch it while I wash the dishes!
This picture was quite the feat. It’s taken through our window screen with me perched precariously on a chair trying so hard to be very still and oh-so-quiet.
Isn’t she lovely? She was a very kind subject.
Here’s hoping in a few days I’ll have some eggs to photograph.
Happy First Day of Spring! Even though we’re supposed to get chilly temperatures and maybe even snow next week, this nest in our tree tells me it’s official . . . Spring is HERE!