Saturday, June 6, 2009

Nest update and more

Well, it's official, our doves have taken up residence in the hanging planter. I don't know how many eggs are in the nest - one for sure - but June and Ward Cleaver are doing their 24/7 nest sitting. This is a view of the nest/planter from our sidewalk.
I went to the Brick Ponds Wetland at 7:30 this morning and, in the still of the morning, saw this lone Canada Goose on the water. Sarah Lulu has a wonderful post about the spiritual aspects of the Wild Goose.

Lots of fish feeding at the surface.

Two families of geese. One pair had 4 very little goslings, the other pair had 2 much larger ones.

And finally, my first photo of a Great Blue Heron for the season. This shot is not very sharp but I don't like to risk getting too close and scaring them away. So gentle and graceful.


  1. Oh my goodness, those pictures are stunning! I haven't seen a Blue Heron since I lived in Vancouver - such beautiful birds, aren't they?
    The pic of the water was incredible - I could actually feel the movement when I looked at it.
    Glad to see that your new "neighbors" have settled in! You really need to send that pic to "Creative Bird Housing," or some similarily named magazine!

  2. VERY beautiful pictures. I love seeing your posts.

  3. I will once again be following the doves. getting up early is something I promise myself and never do, I need to try so I can get some of these good shots of birds.

  4. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.

    I love where the dove is nesting amazing.

    And thanks for the link.

    Ohhh the Great Blue Heron is gorgeous.