Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mrs Mourning Dove says "It's spring!"

It is hard to believe that less than a week ago our back yard looked like this. Monday and yesterday the weather was beautiful. Warm and sunny! It was about 60 degrees yesterday morning when I walked the kids to school. Everyone was wearing spring jackets. There are tiny buds on the trees and I saw signs of a few flowers poking through the earth. This morning the temperatures were back down to about freezing and I chose my winter coat again. This is typical NY spring weather. It could snow one day and be 70 degrees the next. As the days go by, the cold will come less and less and it will be warmer and warmer.

We might be confused about whether it is winter or spring around here, but the birds are definitely not confused. They know that it is time to build nests and lay eggs. We have a new little resident on our back porch. Mrs Mourning Dove has taken over an old nest. For several years there were robins in this nest. But last year...it was empty. I missed watching them last year and I am glad to see someone has moved in.

7 comments:

Gudl said...

That is so cool! We have mourning doves, too.

Rachel said...

Neat! I hope she likes her new home and isn't scared off by a barking dog or a slamming door.

This week looks like pretty mild temps...spring IS here!

Wanda said...

What a really marvelous nest she has built....hope she has lots of eggs!:)

Bethany said...

I didn't know that they recycled nests!

Martha said...

No more snow!

gmj said...

How wonderful. I love the sound doves make. Nice to have one so near.

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous picture of the dove.
I bet your Spring jackets are like our Winter ones.