A blossom bower

Deep in the puffs of apple blossom,

With surround-sound provided by buzzing bees,

A cosy nest has been built.

The crab apple sanctuary

Well, I say ‘built’ and ‘cosy’, but we are talking about wood pigeons here … and that means it’s actually a few twigs balanced precariously on a branch.

At least the location is glorious!

But, how on earth do their eggs survive??


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16 Responses to A blossom bower

  1. shoreacres says:

    Our mourning doves build the same sort of nest. I always laugh when I see one of their ‘nests’ atop a sheltered post at the marinas. I’m not sure how the eggs manage to stay put. Your pigeon certainly has a prettier location.

    • For such dozy birds they seem to manage the whole spinning-plates-on-poles trick, very well! I am visualizing eggs rolling along two parallel branches, back and forth.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    She has great taste in decor! šŸ™‚

    • Absolutely! It was a shock to stick my head into the flowers to take a sniff and see that beady eye staring at me. I hadn’t realized that the nest was in use again this year.

  3. Aah, beautiful blossom and great photos!

  4. Cathy says:

    Beautiful blossom but a shame about the non-buzzing occupants – says she who is not favourably inclined to wood pigeons this year!

    • I have a healthy respect for their success, but I really dislike them: for their mess, the damage they cause and their cooing! Part from that, I am all for live and let live. šŸ˜‰

      • Cathy says:

        I just see their size and their curved beaks now and think Trouble! Usually we have a handful of collared doves around instead, which are relatively trouble free apart from their cooing which would generally disturb me in the early mornings – but there has been very little of that (but sparrows nesting in our neighbour’s eaves, 3ft away from our bedroom window!) this year, and I am guessing the wood pigeons gave kept them away

  5. Wow, what a lovely setting for a nest. Does look precarious though!

  6. Cathy says:

    A glorious sight! (And sound too.) I am always amazed how pigeons manage to produce offspring with their lack of nesting talent!

    • Cheers Cathy! I wonder how few twigs they could manage with? Three, lol. Unfortunately, their population seems to be growing exponentially round here. Those explosive bird scarers are set up all over the fields round here. They certainly make me jump!

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