“nesting time” this year. . .

by mulberryshoots

The end of April and beginning of May appears to be “nesting time” at our house. At least, for the last two years, we have had nests of Robins on and underneath our back porch where three blue eggs were lain and hatched, the nestlings growing by leaps and bounds, flying out about two weeks after hatching.

Last year, we noticed nests in barn where we park our cars and a family of Robins settled in there. Outside our 2nd floor bedroom, a couple of Mourning Doves also hatched.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed little twigs and straw on the hood of my car and discovered a new nest built right beside the larger Robin’s nest from last year. George pointed out a small nest on his side of the garage perched on some 2X4’s but we haven’t seen activity there as yet – it being high up, as the other nest is.

Turns out, the new, small nest is that of a Mourning Dove who sticks out above the nest because it is so big – but I managed to get a couple of shots of it this morning – blurry, but you can see her settling in on top of the nest.

Waiting to see what appears in the other nest sometime soon! Stay tuned!