Sunday, May 1, 2011

I wonder...

How many eggs are in that nest on my porch?

This is the, or I should say one of the, proud owners of that nest affixed to the rafter on my front porch.  You remember, don't you?  The one that was either built by professional nest builders or a newlyweds who are madly in love!  (posted the 27th of April "W").

The other day, I decided that I just had to sneak up on the porch and take a picture.  Climbing the steps as quietly as I could, I couldn't tell what was creaking knees or the wooden steps!  Anyway I chose the bench to sit on and take aim. It was gone in the blink of an eye and flew to the thicket at the edge of the driveway.  It came as close as sitting on the garden fence and since it wouldn't return while I was there, I caved and left the scene.  I am a hopeless romantic...always was an always will be I guess.

However, I've been keeping a close eye on the nest because six Blue Jays arrived here in the Hollow this past week with their luggage!!  Can you picture that?  I hope so, because it makes me chuckle just thinking about it!  Anyway you know that means they'll be sticking around for a while and you also know how mean they can be.  


  1. Watch those jays. They like fresh eggs.
    We have a robin nesting just above our deck. She doesn't like sharing either.

  2. Gorgeous photos! While still a teen at home, I had a cat named Boo. She was an amazing huntress and one afternoon, she decided to go after some Blue Jay eggs.

    She was a terribly stubborn girl, not giving up for the longest time, even though the Jays kept attacking her.

    I hope they don't get the eggs :)

  3. It's fun to watch the birds. They have only one other problem. if I park my car in the drive under a certain tree, it is sure to have a bullet trail on it by the time I move it!

  4. Jays are incredibly beautiful, but such incredible jerks! ;)

  5. jays are mean and they will destroy the eggs or kill the babies. hope between you and the parent birds you can keep them safe.

  6. Congrats grandma (lol). I am a hopeless (!) romantic too! sandie

  7. i wonder if this was the same (type of) bird that Lisa caught in her house and released not too long ago. looks maybe like a flycatcher, peewee or phoebe (they all look very much alike).

  8. So funny, your comment about creaking knees or wooden steps. Unfortunately, I do know what you mean...

  9. Sorry, JP, I had to send the bluejays to your house. They had worn out their welcome here. ;)

  10. At leat the Jays didn't have to pay extra for their bags.

    Don't most people who are incredibly beautiful turn out to be jerks? Guess it is the same with birds.

  11. Her name is Pheobe! I have one that builds a nest on the curve of my gutters every year. She's a prissy looking bird. I think mine usually has around 4 babies. I can't tell because they are so high up but it does look like 4 babies.

    Have a Great Day!

  12. cool about the little nest...and even though you may not know just how many eggs are in there...pretty soon you'll hear those babies chirping.
    we did...when a wren built a nest on front porch...
    until a snake got got them!
    everything in nature has it's purpose i guess... :]

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