Signs of Spring have been slowly showing up around Syracuse the past week or two. Even with all the rain, I notice little buds and bulbs sprouting as well as a cheerful cardinal that doesn’t seem to understand our window is not open and constantly flies into it. Poor thing must have head trauma by now!
On a surprising sunny day last week I noticed a bird in on of our front sculpted hedges. At first look I thought it was a decoy. The ones used by hunters or maybe kids planted it there. But as I got closer noticed the huge nest and a twitch of a beak. A dove! What freaked me out the most was her eyes. They were so still and unmoving, looking almost painted on. Eery. So I quietly took this shot, trying not to disturb her nesting.
Beautiful, isn’t she? I have been keeping tabs on her this past week because of all the wind and storms in the area. Mid-week I noticed she had left her nest, leaving one cute little egg behind. Then I looked down on our brick walkway and noticed the second egg wasn’t quite so lucky. Scrambled egg 🙁 So far the one egg is still there and mom and dad are around it, I just hope I have a chance to take a picture of the new little one once it arrives.
We have family in town for the weekend from Florida. I wish it wasn’t raining so much, it makes the entertaining options limited, but we’ll see what we come up with. Have a great weekend! Cindy