Tuesday, June 3, 2008
An Ornithologist I’m not.
I have to share the latest bit of excitement at my house. As some of you will remember from a few weeks ago I wrote post about the Blue birds that were courting in my back yard. I was so excited with the flurry of activity and animated swooping and calling back and forth they did. I was looking forward to the possibility of a tiny blue bird family setting up house right outside of my sun room window. My excitement was short lived as for the flurry of activity only last but a few days. I was very disappointed.
Well much to my great excitement, it seems that the love story has been rekindled. I am not sure if this is the same pair of blue birds, but I think it is. Quite possible they had a lovers spat and took a break from each other to borrow from an episode of “Friends” but I was very happy to see that the nest building activity has stated back as of a few days ago.
The interesting thing to watch is that both the male and the female are participating in this activity. They will alternately take turns delivering to the tiny house small amounts of nesting material. One after the other. It is fascinating to watch.
I wait with anticipation for more to happen each morning. As I did before I have set up my tripod in the sun room. I have moved all the wicker furniture away from the window, which makes for an attractive road block as the furniture is all piled up in front of the entrance to the living room. But this is science folks, interior design needs to take a back seat to my pursuit of ornithological adventures.
I have been diligently trying to capture a few seconds of this nest building on video. The first day I was unsuccessful in trying to capture them on video. No matter how slowly I moved my approach to the window send then scurrying away.
This afternoon after yet another morning of dissapointing attempts to capture the nest building on video I had a sudden burst of desperation, brilliance or just maybe I was grasping at straws. I have draped several dark sheets across the windows and closed most of the blinds across the back of my house.
This very scientific approach has worked (Sort of) and I have been able to capture a short few second of the papa bird inspecting the handy work on the interior.
I will try to remain vigilant, however sitting in a chair in my sun room looking thought a dark blue sheet at a slightly swinging bird house for several extended minutes is slightly less boring that watching paint dry.
But hey it keeps me out of trouble and gives me something to do beside turn the television on.
Anyway I just wanted to report that apparently these two love birds resolved there differences and have decided to make a go of it in the birdie world. I wait with anticipation to see what the fruits of there birdie union will bring forth.
Is God cool or what.