We have a couple that have decided an old burned spruce tree beside a bushy tree will be a good place to have a twiggy house. I am excited and have taken some pictures but don't want them to abandon the nest so I have been keeping my distance.
I moved this computer downstairs so I can keep a close eye on my granddaughters who will be staying here until Sunday. Their parents went to Arctic Man, a snowmachine/ski race. (Here is a picture page from Arctic Man.) I won't be uploading any bird nest pictures until I am moved back to my computer room.
My mother-in-law says that she loves these birds. They are a noisy bird and when they go through with their new babes after they have grown they sure can make a lot of racket!
I am including a picture of them from what used to be called Percieva and is now www.whatbird.com. I didn't get to listen to any bird call that I wanted there because they say... abuse of their site. So, bummer!
Anyway, I will post pictures of these black and white guys sometime after Sunday. I am hoping I will be able to get some cool shots while their family is growing.
Right now they have been busy gathering sticks and stuffing them into the trees branches. They have a big collection now.
Nest Material: Made of sticks, mud, and thorny material. WhatBird.comMy granddaughters keep us busy. Today my daughter stayed home from work to be sure I didn't get worn out. She is so sweet. I have been fighting a bad cough and sore throat. I guess my coughing this morning made her decide to take a day off. I really appreciate it even though I know I could have managed these girls! I think our granddaughter's have more fun when Marie is home though. She pulled out her make-up and did their faces up then had a photo-shoot. They had a great time. I will post some of those pictures too someday.
Spring is definitely making a good appearance here. I even watched "twitter-pated" woodpeckers darting here and there too!
Love is definitely in the air around here.