Waiting..... Waiting.... What Was She Waiting For?
All summer this bird has been sitting on the wire in front of my house. At the first of summer, I thought it was a mocking bird as I thought it sang to me all of it's mocking songs as I came out to go to work. I assumed.
Later in the summer, as I readied for work inside, I would hear the gentle cooing of a Mourning Dove. It always makes me smile inside to hear it.
About a week or a little more ago, as I entered my carport, I was greeted with a flutter of bird wings as she flew out from the shelves that are along the wall of the house there. It was raining and I thought she had been there for some dry shelter, but as a few days went by, she flew each time I went out there. Odd.....
So one day when I got home from work, I went over to the shelves to see if I could see what she had been up too in the area that she seemed to always flee from. The shelves have mostly flower pots, stray yard art items and a few gardening hand tools. (yes... the house wall needs a bit of power washing, don't look at that) :)
There in a little flower pot I found what she had been up too, her little flat twig nest and two eggs ! It is so too late in the season for eggs, isn't it? I keep wondering if they will hatch and if so will she be able to keep them alive till they can fly? Will they be old enough to survive when the weather turns cool? I wonder about all of these things
I'm guessing it's been her up on the wire in early spring instead of the mocking bird I was hearing as there is no way a mocking bird would have been moved from it's perching place by a gentle dove. The mocking bird must have been in a close by tree at the time..... and I assumed.
It's Saturday and a nice 3 day holiday weekend. How will I spend it? I don't know ! I will be making it up as I go along..... pretty much like always. :)