Sunday, June 10, 2018

SETTING UP HOUSE

Yesterday I was getting ready to go to a English inspired wedding shower. Since being back, I hadn't opened up the drapes yet in the boudoir. When I opened the side window, I saw one of my suspects set up house.

Two hours later....
 

We may have to follow the progress. I named her Roberta. I don't know she can see me though the glass.

But saw Oliver and Olivia last week. Their brood is getting big. I suspect they will be gone soon.
Notice the sense of urgency they have crossing the lot when I was leaving for work. They are adorable. 

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  1. That is so great, The birds certainly love your sills!!! They know a sweet guy when they see him. They must trust you.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Never a lack of adventure at the Cas du Borghese!

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  3. Loverly, loverly. And I am impressed as heck with that nest. xoxoxoxo

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  4. I bet she was thinking, If I could only get a nice quiet bird bath, a diet coke and the latest issue of ‘Birds’ magazine.

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  5. You sure have a way with the birds...I'll say that.

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    1. You say that like it's a bad thing?

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  6. WOW....how cool and the geese family babies are big already. They grow up so fast. Keep us posted on Roberta's family.

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  7. Robins have a beautiful voice, are the cutest things ever, but build their nests in the strangest places. I hope it doesn't fall in high winds.

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  8. If I'm counted those eggs right, you'll soon have a family of four on that windowsill.

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  9. That will be lovely watching the activities Mistress. Such a tidy nest and beautiful colored eggs.

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  10. And they're robin's egg blue. Can't wait to see the progress!

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  11. Ahhhh, five of them survived so far! The ducklings are getting quite big, too.

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  12. A robin's nest with beautiful blue eggs so close to you! That's exciting!

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    1. Debs, any closer and it would be in my bed!

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  13. That's great. I just hope it doesn't fall from the sill!

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  14. That looks like a European Blackbird's nest to me - which I suppose is appropriate since you were going to some kind of "English-themed" party. But if it's supposed to be "English", then why, pray tell, is it called a "wedding shower"? Not something that is particularly traditional over here, that's for certain... A "hen party" [shudders!] or a "stag do", maybe. But a "shower"? What do you do at such an event? Cover the groom in Olay? Jx

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    1. Actually it was a good friend of mine, a her. I would love nothing more then to shower her husband to be, who just apparently loves me, but not in Olay....more like honey or whipped cream.

      You know we're nuts here. The hens party or Bachelorette party as it's called here is the wild party, often with male strippers and drunk debauchery. The wedding shower is usually arranged by the bridesmaids party for the bride. It's usally a tasteful get together theme or not, with food drinks and gifts off her registry or unmentionables for the honeymoon night.

      I was the only male there. and the theme was everyone had to wear a fascinator.

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  15. ... is an adoption in the works?

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  16. Wow so blue, odd really when you think about it because eggs are usually speckled brown for camouflage.
    The pair in the pond here are magic, they have been standing in the field honking since the snow left so I figured they weren't going to have babies, a few days ago I came down stairs and the adults were in the yard with three babies.

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    1. I think robin eggs are so pretty. Babies birds do hatch and grow quick that's for sure.

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  17. I too worry about the nest falling, but Im sure the mother knows where to "set up house". The geese in a row makes me laugh.

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  18. Looks like your bedroom is going to become a nursey.

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  19. That's incredible! You have a perfect view of the nest.
    The bird nest on my front porch is too high for me to see anything.

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    1. In all the years I live here, this is the first time a nest appeared on a sill. I love it.

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  20. An English wedding shower..... then everybody should have brought a brolly and a pair of wellies :-)
    Sx

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    1. We got wet alright....but not from the rain !!!

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  21. You have a love for wild life. I'm glad you allow nature to do it's thing. unlike me who scares away the annoying cat in heat that keeps screaming by my window at 3:00am. I keep telling her I don't do early morning booty calls but she insists.........Pussies !

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    1. I love all wildlife..in and out of bed!

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  22. May the robin of happiness lay an egg of joy in the nest of your life. Or...
    May the Canadian goose of ecstasy nudge his beak of joy into the butt of your life.

    Heh, chronic pain does strange things to people :)

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    1. "May the Canadian goose of ecstasy nudge his beak of joy into the butt of your life."

      Can you get that on a tee shirt for me? LOL,LOL,LOL

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    2. Ha! You'd have to be my size for all of that to fit on a t-shirt! My size being, roughly, small shed.

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  23. Gorgeous eggs! What a wonderful surprise! Such lovely new neighbors you have. And fantastic follow up to the geese. I'm excited for their growth and development before they take off on their migrations...I'm assuming they migrate; they could be locals.

    The smartest (and prettiest) geese I ever saw are the Nenes in Hawaii. These are the Canada Geese who somehow stumbled onto Hawaii during their southern winter migration, thousands of years ago, and thought, "Oh, we ain't going to fly anywhere else! This spot is awesome!"

    Smart geese. I'd be a permanent resident of paradise, too, if I was given the chance.

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    1. I never heard of them but I can't blame them one bit. I plan to keep monitoring Roberta and eggs. I just hope I don't miss anything.


      Since the window where they are is right behind my nightstand almost, I've been careful to not read in bed at night, in fear turning the light on will bother them.

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  24. What a thrill to find in (or just outside) your boudoir! The gardens of Chateau DeVice are full of fledglings at the mo - blue tits, great tits, robins, sparrows, chaffinches, and blackbirds. No goslings though. Glad to see Oliver and Olivia's brood made it and didn't become lunch for that fox.

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