Tuesday, October 22, 2019
As if that wasn't enough, yesterday the dove who lives in the garden and who sits on the branch of the tree when I am watching me in the evening when I am watching TV was acting quite strange. I stopped whatever I was doing, sat down, propped my feet up and watched.
It appears that this bird, male or female - who knows, is building a nest up in the big palm tree behind the dried out fronds. It walks around look for thin branches, picks them up, checks them out and if they are too long or too thick to carry in its beak up to the nest that is being built, it drops it and continues to look for the perfect piece for the nest.
Here are a few photos that I took today. Now this series was taken in about six minutes, but the bird is spending, literally, hours combing the grass for the "right" stick for the nest. It has been three and a half hours since I took these photographs and the dove is still out there scouring around for more fill for the nest!
Earlier this summer, I watched a hummingbird building a nest at the end of the walkway. What a magnificent structure of twigs, leaves and grasses. A true thing of beauty............and another gift to enjoy seeing, even now, many months later.
The weather is getting a little gusty and a tad cooler. My presumption is that nature knows more then we do and hence, the hectic pace of this bird to get this nest ready!
How sweet it is!