We have not one, but two bird nests at our home this year. They have chosen interesting spots to build their nests.
We have had nests where the morning dove chose to build this year, but this is the first morning dove that has nested at our home. She chose to build on a post that holds up the overhang along the front of our home. A few weeks ago there was a morning dove that looked like a juvenile and has since left the nest. Now, either the same morning dove or a different one is using the nest. Do they lay eggs more than once? She is quite calm and must feel safe when we get near.
In the backyard, there is a robin nest. Her choice is sheltered from the rain, but it’s right above my strawberry bed. Last Sunday I started to pick the first strawberries of the year. Every time I went near the bed, mama robin flew out of the nest and perched on our fence to watch me and was quite loud. She was obviously not happy with my presence. Now, a week later and she has learned to trust me. White I pick strawberries she sits quietly in her nest. However, when entering the shed, it shakes the nest and again she flies away.
She has allowed me to get close enough to make an image of her. I’m not a bird or wildlife photographer and my longest lens is my macro 105mm. I sometimes use it has a telephoto lens. Below is the image I was able to make.
I’m anxious to see the baby birds, both robin and morning dove. I’m hoping the baby robin(s) don’t fall out of the nest as our two mini dachshunds may not be so friendly to them.
And the strawberries, well they are bright red, sweet and scrumptious!