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    A bird's nest, right beside my front door

    Studentchef
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40 pm
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    I posted this on my Facebook page, but since not everyone here is on my friends list, there, I'll mention it here.

    A mother bird has decided to create a nest right on top of the box indicating the number of my house on the street, for her eggs. I don't know if she has laid any eggs yet, but I just noticed it this morning (I guess I was just too busy not to notice it, before). Anyway, it's the closest I've ever gotten to birdwatching and I'll be especially careful when going in or out of the house, as the momma bird gets startled easily.

    By the way, the bird is small, and mainly grey. I believe she has some orange around her chest area, and has a long tail, or somewhat long tail (it's definetely not short). If this sounds familiar to anyone let me know, as I am not a bird expert.
    Krislady
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:58 pm
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    How very cool!

    We always hang a big wreath on our front porch during the holidays, and one year, I left it up a little long (it was still green, so . . . ) and a mama bird built a nest. But BOY did she hate having us walk by every day, several times a day! But hey, SHE chose the spot, not me! icon_biggrin.gif

    Now I always leave the wreath there until after nest season, and I'd have to say I get a nest about every other year. icon_smile.gif
    Studentchef
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:09 pm
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    Yeah, the bird hates it when I pass by, especially when I put the key in the lock. I think the sound spooks her. But it's still very cool to see her there.
    K9 Owned
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:28 pm
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    I'm not sure what bird it might be SC. I have had Mourning Doves nest in my hanging baskets on the front verandah year after year. Now I either 'donate one' for them to raise their babies or I wait until after nesting season to hang them.

    The Mourning Doves are grey but not small. A Robin perhaps?
    Connie Lea
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:57 pm
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    I don't know what kind of bird it would be, but I love watching birds nesting. It's so much fun when the little guys start eating and then when they first fly.
    I have a birdhouse just outside my kitchen window and have birds nesting every year. They are just sparrows, but still fun to watch.
    Saralaya
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:37 pm
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    Does she have an red/ orange beak too?



    We have Cardinals nesting on our property and the females only have a little color in their beaks and on their chests and tail feathers....
    Pot Scrubber
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:44 pm
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    Lots of bird nests around my place. Yesterday saw a fledgling on the ground while walking the dogs but luckily they didn't see him or he would have been a goner. They walked within two feet of him but he stayed perfectly still and didn't make a peep. Good birdie!

    There are a lot of stray cats around here and I imagine not many of them will make it to adulthood. icon_sad.gif

    If you see a fledgling on the ground don't put it back in the nest. The parents know where it is and still feed it.
    Pot Scrubber
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:55 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    I'm not sure what bird it might be SC. I have had Mourning Doves nest in my hanging baskets on the front verandah year after year. Now I either 'donate one' for them to raise their babies or I wait until after nesting season to hang them.

    When I lived in Arizona we had Doves everywhere. One day I was in the backyard and there was a Dove that I thought had a broken wing. I wanted to catch it and try to nurse it back to health if I could. But everytime I got close to it it would flutter a couple of yards away acting injured and all sad and pitiful. I finally gave up.

    Years later I was watching a documentary and learned that is a trick the Dove parents use to distract predators away from their babies who are nearby. I was out smarted by a birdbrain! icon_mad.gif
    Studentchef
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:22 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    I'm not sure what bird it might be SC. I have had Mourning Doves nest in my hanging baskets on the front verandah year after year. Now I either 'donate one' for them to raise their babies or I wait until after nesting season to hang them.

    The Mourning Doves are grey but not small. A Robin perhaps?


    I'm pretty sure this is it. It looks exactly like the bird in the nest!
    Studentchef
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:26 pm
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    Saralaya wrote:
    Does she have an red/ orange beak too?



    We have Cardinals nesting on our property and the females only have a little color in their beaks and on their chests and tail feathers....


    No, the colours don't match. I'm pretty sure K9's pic is spot on. In any case, these Mourning Doves are quite common in my area. There are so many of them around.

    I'm still waiting for the arrival of the resident Woodpecker. He usually likes to hang out near the dog park. There's only one in my neighbourhood, but when I used to go there, I would see him, or at least hear him peck away, every other day.
    K9 Owned
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:50 pm
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    SC The pic I posted was of a young female Robin. This is around the time that they nest in our area as well. Unlike Mourning Doves which appear to be bomb proof the Robins are very - and I mean very skittish.

    Two years ago one nested on the gate post exiting our back yard. Every time we walked the dogs there was panic. icon_smile.gif
    Studentchef
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:49 pm
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    I didn't read that properly. So it's a robin, and that makes sense, because they are very skittish. But sometimes I get the feeling the robin is watching me to see what I'll do next.
    K9 Owned
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:25 pm
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    Studentchef wrote:
    I didn't read that properly. So it's a robin, and that makes sense, because they are very skittish. But sometimes I get the feeling the robin is watching me to see what I'll do next.

    Seen any Hitchcock movies lately? icon_wink.gif
    Studentchef
    Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:51 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    Studentchef wrote:
    I didn't read that properly. So it's a robin, and that makes sense, because they are very skittish. But sometimes I get the feeling the robin is watching me to see what I'll do next.

    Seen any Hitchcock movies lately? icon_wink.gif


    I try not too. icon_lol.gif
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