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Of Triumph and Sorrow

It's been a few days of ups and downs for Mother Nature. My husband commented on Mama Bird sitting on Junior, "He doesn't like it. He's getting too big for that." This weekend he tried his wings and flew away. We weren't witness to the initial flight, but he came back and rested on the patio furniture before finally taking off for good.

This morning I found Papa Bird agitated. The nest had fallen and at least one egg broke. He was flapping his wings, looking downwards at the nest, then flying from one place to another. I'm sure his thought was "I messed up big time. I'm going to be in trouble with Mama bird."

I'm too short to put the nest back. (And I would definitely be wearing gloves to save myself from the dove poo.) I don't know if there is a second egg that survived the fall.


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May. 21st, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Awww :(
May. 21st, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
My husband is going to look into getting a nesting ledge or something else for them.
May. 22nd, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
You are very concerned neighbors. Did you find out if any eggs survived?
May. 22nd, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to bring myself to go look at it. They stay on the eggs nearly 24X7 so I think it wouldn't have enough warmth at this point to survive.

The bird store was closed when hubby went by yesterday so he didn't get a chance to see whether or not they had nesting ledges.

I didn't see the birds yesterday and thought they left but one of them was there this morning cooing while I ate breakfast.
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