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OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 11:49:02 AM   
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Mr. & Mrs. Dove decided to build a nest in our flower box in the window by our kitchen sink! Mr. Dove is terrified if we walk by, but Mrs. Dove doesn't mind us doing our normal stuff.




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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 11:49:32 AM   
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And two eggs!!




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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 12:10:04 PM   
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What a wonderful thing to have by your window! We had two morning doves that came by yearly to nest in a hanging basket we had. The crows discovered them and would destroy the eggs. So, they dove never came back again.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 2:21:54 PM   
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How sweet is that!! I hope you will share photos when they hatch, too. Thanks, Karen.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 2:43:02 PM   
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How sweet! Last year I had robins nest in a holly bush and got to see the eggs then the babies.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 3:22:54 PM   
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I know--I'm glad she isn't afraid of us moving around inside!

We had a huge massacre a few years ago--lost five baby bluebirds when the sparrows took over their nest. Mother Nature is tough!!

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 3:28:13 PM   
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Love it! I hope your eggs fare better than our Robin's eggs last Spring. She nested on my bedroom window ledge, laid 3 eggs - all hatched, but the hawk got the babies & tore apart the nest! My grandchildren were devastated.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/19/2019 8:33:21 PM   
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How fun to watch! My friend has a contraption that attaches to a window by suction cups and she has birds nesting in it every year without danger from other birds. She takes photos at every stage so we get to enoy the process as well.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/20/2019 3:43:50 PM   
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forgive me...in advance please

my first thought on the second pic way oooh yum...breakfast

but that wasn't as funny after reading the demise of the other eggs....

thanks for sharing the picture...it does scream SPRING

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/20/2019 4:03:56 PM   
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What a delight. Please post pictures of the baby birds.

We have several bird feeders in our yard and love to watch those wonderful creatures.


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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/20/2019 8:24:05 PM   
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Our son made the same comment, Ginger, when I sent him the photo!! But, dang, that would be one tiny omlet!!

I read that the eggs should hatch two weeks after they are laid (March 9), so next week we should see hatching!!

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 12:07:34 PM   
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So neat!

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 12:25:03 PM   
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We had 2 robins in the back yard two weeks ago. This morning we woke up to 6 inches of snow! Will it ever end!!!

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 12:28:04 PM   
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Should have also said that you will have fun watching the babies. We had a big tree outside our bedroom window many years ago and every year an owl would make a nest there where we could watch. The baby owls were so fun to watch.The mother one time brought them for dinner a big black snake. lol

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 2:45:11 PM   
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Try this...

https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/decorah-eagles

This is a live camera on a bald eagles nest in Decorah, Iowa where my granddaughter is at school. Fascinates me!

Another one:

https://explore.org/livecams/bald-eagles/fraser-point-bald-eagle

This one has three chicks!

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 9:32:29 PM   
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vinciew's post reminded me about the baby birds which were hatched in nests in a big tree outside my office window at work. I had hours of amusement watching those babies learn to fly as they wibbiled and wobbled in mid air perfecting their skills. More than once they would bump into things and also more than once they would walk right into the office through the front door if it was open.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/22/2019 11:44:45 PM   
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So sweet. I sure hope no bullies come along and disturb that little family. My Aunt and I were looking for a parking space one day...a handicapped space. And there right in the middle of the space were nesting Canada geese, complete with eggs. The daddy didn't like our close proximity and made his opinion evident as he very smartly walked around the space. I told my Aunt that he didn't look at all handicapped to me, so what was he doing in that space? ;) The nearby restaurant had protected the spot with signs and all too.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/23/2019 9:43:03 PM   
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I've been watching the Decorah camera for the past 4 years, Noreen. Thanks for the Fraser Point site! I love watching the eagles.

When I was a little girl, about 8 I think, after a bad storm that blew a nest from a tree, I found a baby sparrow. It was the only one that survived. My DGM gave me a 1-pound Maxwell Coffee can (the metal kind that was opened by a key that you twisted to remove the lid...am I dating myself?). She lined it with a piece of flannelette. I fed that baby bird canned dog food with a pair of tweezers and it lived. My DGM would replace the flannelette as needed to keep the "nest" clean. It got feathers, grew up and was very healthy. My mom made me put it out in the yard so it could learn to fly. Other sparrows came and actually taught it to fly and after a few days it flew away. I was pretty sad when it went, but I felt good about saving it.

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RE: OT Signs of Spring! - 3/25/2019 8:15:01 AM   
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I love your story, Barbara!!!

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