Well, I would like to thank all my family and friends that inquired about my well being and general mental stability after my post about the bird living outside my window. The concern is appreciated but I am perfectly fine. Just a little odd. Nothing new there.
Additionally, I even feel the need to update you on the bird-mance happening in Shadyside.
Meet Melba and Beauregard, two mourning doves tending to their little nest of eggs. Yes I named them. Mourning doves are monogamous partners and share incubation duties (thanks wikipedia). I happened to catch the two birds as they were changing shifts. I spotted two white eggs in the nest as they switched positions.
These pictures were taken last week. I kept checking up on the birds and they were always there, tending nest. I started to get nerdily/creepily excited about possibly photographing their little squabs when they arrived.
Sadly, upon returning to my apartment last Tuesday after work, I found no birds and no eggs, just a nest. My boyfriend has tried to convince me that Mel and Beau moved the eggs to a safer location during last week’s storms. Not buying it (although I do appreciate his effort).
And that concludes the story of my first foray into bird watching.