Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

Bill and Coo, the Mourning Doves, are still checking out our window box. Coo seems to like pecking at and smashing down the flowers on one side, which Bill readily aids and abets. The question is, can they afford it? Does this represent a "want" or a "need" sort of purchase? We're at best ambivalent … Continue reading Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

This Odd Nest

Bill and Coo, the Mourning Dove pair who could be our potential new tenants, seem to be earnestly trying out our front window box. The performance could be called "This Odd Nest" echoing the TV show "This Old House." I think they could use a little help from birdman builders who could wing their way … Continue reading This Odd Nest

Birds Camping on the Porch

We are again hosting a pair of Mourning Doves who are looking for a nest-building site. They camp out on our porch. The male is slightly bigger, has a reddish breast and sports a sky-blue cap. They had a nest in a backyard tree last year. The branches which supported it are missing, a result … Continue reading Birds Camping on the Porch

Leaving the Hurrah’s Nest Behind?

So I found another way to describe Maintenance of Certification (MOC). It's a hurrah's nest. Never heard of it? Neither had I until I got focused on a very messy Robins' nest an industrious couple of birds were trying to build on our deck. In simple terms, a hurrah's nest is a big mess which … Continue reading Leaving the Hurrah’s Nest Behind?