Friday, March 14, 2008

Let there be life

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This wicker basket is hanging on my patio pergola. It is now a nest, a pigeon's nest. As I tried to take a picture of it this morning, while the mother-to-be bird was sitting, I startled it and it took off. I took a picture of what is inside the basket, and I found two eggs.

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In a few days these eggs will hatch, and the chicks will be chirping with their mommy. Aaaand they will be eating and pooping in my basket. Ugh! One thing good, though, they will be out of reach of predators.

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57 comments:

lady cess said...

was your basket really for the bird? hang some more :) i find the sound of chirping birds so relaxing. may mga maya na dumadalaw dito sa bahay ko tuwing umaga.

Photo Cache said...

that's a good idea to hang baskets for birds to build their nest. out back there are a lot of birds that i feed on the weekends. i might do this.

ev said...

wow!i love this entry Mari!Yeah, let there be life ...and i wish when these eggs hatch, you have show them here their cute pics!can't wait to see your new alaga..;0)

keep up the good heart!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

cute no?

cute and nice ang basket mo for making a nest.......

sana meron chicks dyan, sana hindi kainin ng rats or mouse, ano?

thanks for sharing.....

Mari said...

lady cess, no the basket was not meant for the birds, but that's a good idea. I should put more. Yeah, it's nice to wake up in the morning to the chirping of birds.

Mari said...

photo cache, make sure the basket isn't within reach of predators.

Mari said...

ev, I will take pictures of the chicks once they are hatched. I won't let anything happen to them this time. Remember what happened to the hummingbirds last year?

Mari said...

vicki, oo, sana nga walang mangyari sa kanila, tulad nung mga hummingbirds nung isang taon. I'll make sure nothing happens to them this time.

Thanks for dropping by.

Pepe said...

Exactly 15 days Mari, madami akong racing pigeons nung sa high school pa ako kaya na-miss ko tuloy ng mabasa ko to....! =D How's everything pala....? It's weekend na naman kaya balik blogging na naman ang weekend bloggers na tulad ko he-he....! Sana bumalik na sa normal schedules ko para madalaw ko naman palagi tong mga blog nyo....! Palagi tuloy ako late sa balita he-he....! =D

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful! I love the way animals claim our stuff and make it their own. Enjoy those gentle birds! God bless.

Mec said...

at first i thought they were lizard eggs.. ahehe :)


nice pictures!

Nini said...

heart warming post! and life there will be. may they be free from the harsh elements.

great idea ang basket.

nini

Mari said...

pepe, I don't know when the eggs popped out, so I'll just guess the day the eggs will hatch. Everything is a-okay. We're just going through this crazy weather of Southern California. It was warm 2 days ago, and now it's cold. Di bale, pagtapos na ang sidejob mo, balik ka na sa blogging ulit.

Salamat sa dalaw.

Mari said...

sandycarlson, I'm glad she picked the best spot in my patio.

Thanks for the visit.

Mari said...

mec, looks like lizard eggs. lol

Thanks for the comment.

Mari said...

nini, I pray nothing's going to happen to these eggs.
Mom-to-be pigeon picked the best basket in the place.

Thanks for dropping by.

ev said...

yep, mari..that was sad..and i hope this time all's well with the chicks.;0)

Nance said...

isn't that something?!
reminded me of my Christmas wreath hanging by my window. i didn't have the heart to take it down because there was a Robin's nest in it. some were probably wondering why i had a wreath hanging till summer. lol

ghee said...

oh,I love birds and its so nice to see the eggs,another new lives ahead. :)

Ally wants a dog,while I want birds :) I will have them one day,for the meantime,may I borrow your baskets?haha!

Cielo said...

simple things like this makes u commune with nature even we are already living in this fast paced society.

nakaka-destress din sya at nakakatuwa talaga, balitaan mo kami pag nahatch na sya :)

Mari said...

nance, just tell people it's an all season wreath. LOL So, what happened to the robin?

Mari said...

ev, hopefully, everything will be alright this time.

Mari said...

ghee, you will have birds. All you need to do is put up a basket in your yard...yes, take mine. LOL

Mari said...

cielo, yes, I'll let you know when they are hatched; I'll take pictures of the chicks.

I can't get to your profile. Is your blog private? OPEN...OPEN...OPEN...OPEN. LOL

Gina said...

It looks like a cozy loft for the mother bird and her 'babies'. Ang galing niyang mamili ng magandang pwesto ha.

Have they hatched by now?

tina said...

wow.. two eggs in a nest.. how nice.. :P

their chirping, is a good therapy to a person.. cause it relaxes them.

Mari said...

gina, smart bird, huh?

No, they haven't hatched yet. I will take pictures of them, once they are hatched and post them here.

Mari said...

tina, right, their chirping soothes and relaxes a person.

;-)

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

good afrernoon, mari,

how´s your tuesday....dito, ngayon ang ganda ng weather, Sun shine, wlang ulan na.

pero last weekend ang lakas ng ulan, at saka windy pa.
kaya yon, umuwi na lang kami ni bernie, supposed to be ngayon pa ang uwian namin dito sa flat namin.

oo nga ano, lahat made in China or saan na mora ang labor cost, ...
finished products na ang babalik dito.....paano na lang ito, ang mga anak namin in the future....

lahat na raw materials labas, pagbalik yon, finished products na....reason, mora daw sa labas ang cost of labor and taxes......

kawawa nito ang mga new generations, like my kids....
economy din dito sa germany, ....ay ewan.......

pls. if you have time, please click the name of Lola Tilly, the website you see, the first house is the house of her.....nagulat nga ako kagabi, i am searching a site na ma post ko about Irsch, yon barrio na tinirahan nya....

yon ang nakita ko....yon ang bahay nya, siya na lang ang nakatira, it is already old house, very old and cold....

naka tulog din ako doon, winter time pa....yon first yr ko pa dito, ....naku ang lamig, hindi ko kaya.

sa itaas kami natulog, sinubukan ko lang, kasi kung maghotel kami, magasto na....hay, naku hindi ko kaya.....

Bernie was born in that house, the windows you see, sa baba....nakatira siya doon for 3 yrs. bago sila lumipat dito sa limburgerhof, kasi naka works ang tatay nya dito.

His lola was the one who cares sa kanya daw, ....1960´s.....

maliit lang ang barrio na yon, mga lumang bahay pa, meron pa nga yr. 1800.....siguro yon bahay ni Lola, kasi sa parents pa daw nya yon.

Mabuti nalang nandoon pa ang Onkel ni bernie, at 2 apo, na laging bumisita sa kanya, to ask if what she needs, kasi hindi na siya makalakad ng malayo, at malabo na rin ang mata nya.

Pero ang Utak or memory nya,....100% pa, kilala pa nya kami lahat, lahat, lahat.....pati name at bdays namin lahat.....

Tatawag pa sa amin lahat kung bdays namin......

Sigi ang taas ng comments ko uy....

nandito lang kami, kaming 4 with sascha´s GF, 5 na kami ngayon.....
Easter vacation, pati si bernie, 2 weeks free din.

Thanks nandito kami lahat.....pero panay ang time ko sa kusina uy....lol

sigi, have a nice Tuesday, Mari,
regards.......

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ay oo nga naala-ala ko yon post mo noon, hummingbird nga....
yon namatay ang mga chicks-birds.

sana, ok na yon, sana hindi makain ng pusa or mouse-rats.....

meron ba kayong pusa?....

sigi kunan mo ng pics, ha?....

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ay oo nga pinagipit ko rin ng maiksi ang buhok ko....
gusto ko ngayon ang style ko kasi pagkatapos kong maligo, yon tuyo na rin kaagad....
no needs to blow or what sa buhok.

tapos, pollens time na rin, ito problem ko my pollen allergy....kating-kati, pati sa leeg-neck ko....

parating hatsi,running nose, watery-itchy eyes, minsan, my asthma......

maligaya na sana kasi hindi na malamig....ito naman ang problima ko.....

sigi, bye na talaga, sorry ha ang daldal ko ano?

hope hindi ka maboring or masakit sa mata mo......lol

bye

dodong flores said...

Hi, Mari. It's good of you to provide a basket for the bird to hatch it's egg. The mother and soon chicks will be very grateful to you...

Anonymous said...

missy, i enjoy reading your friend's comments all the time. she takes me to places i have never been.

vk-mahalkaayo, i read you all the time.

nini

Mari said...

vicki, (mahalkaayo) We had a very nice Tuesday. It was warm and the sun was up the whole day; no clouds hampered the day.

Nagpunta ako sa link sa bahay ng Lola Tilly nila Sascha, at hindi naman mukhang luma sa labas. Maayos pa rin. Siguro nga malamig kasi nung panahon na yun hindi pa mahusay ang mga insulation ng mga bahay.

Sharp pa pala ang memory ng Lola Tilly niyo. Magaleng at natatandaan pa niya lahat ng birthday.

Meron na palang gf si Sascha. Pagtagal si Kim naman may bf na. Mabuti at nandiyan kayong lahat para sa Easter. Malapit na nga pala.

Maganda ang maigsing buhok ngayon at malapit na ang tag-init. I used to have long hair; down past my shoulder. Ngayon hindi pa umaabot sa shoulder, pero ngayon maigsing-maigsi.

No, I'm not bored reading your comments. In fact, I like it that you come and say something.

My friend, Nini, likes reading your comment. (See her comment below.)

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

dodong, I'm glad that she made use of the basket. It kept them away from predators - cats, racoons, rats and others. In her own way she must've said thanks for the basket. LOL

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

nini, me, too. I like reading Vicki's comments and blog. She takes me places and I see the old German architecture and landscape.

Thanks for dropping by again.

Mari said...

vicki nini's comment is up above, not below. LOL She signed in as anonymous. She's a very good friend of mine, the nicest person you could ever meet.

Sorry if I confused you.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Hello Mari,

thanks to Nini too, gusto nyang comments ko,...naku ang taas, madal-dal siguro ako....

Mari, please, huwag sana si kim....alam mo yon ang laging tanong ni bernie, paano na lang daw kung si kim ang may BF, naku, ewan....siguro selosa ako....sabi pa, panay labas, katok at tingin sa room nya....kung ano na ang nangyayari....

sabi pa ni kim, kung ganoon daw ako, wla na daw siya sa flat namin...hahhahahaha

alam mo, ginawa kung baby-baby si kim, ewan kung tama ba ito or not....kasi ayokong maging, ay ewan......kasi dito so early, early n early.....

i accept already sa cultura nila, pero lalabas talaga ang cultura kong Pinay, at lalo na insek....ewan....
sorry to say this, pero ewan....sana kung ganito na si kim....sana european cultura na talaga ako.lol

sigi, stop na ako, magloto naman ng lunch....para sa mga boarders ko....

ay oo nga kaalis lang ng 2-pamangkin ni bernie, flo n oli.....hay flat namin parang binagyo.....naawa nga ako ki Gina-aso...panay ang hide sa tulogan nya....lol

bye and happy wkends na lang....

thanks pala hindi ka na bored sa comments ko.....pasensiya kana.....

bye na talaga.........

Pepe said...

Happy easter Mari....! Pasilipsilip na naman ako dito....! Kumusta ang easter dyan, ano mga activities nyo....? =D

Mari said...

vicki, ganyan din siguro ang inisip ng mom mo nung dumadalaga ka na, na huwag kang magkaroon ng bf. Sa ngayon enjoy mo si Kim at siyempre darating at darating ang panahong magkakaroon siya ng bf. Kung hindi naman maging old maid siya. LOL Wala kang apo sa kanya. LOL Biro lang, noh?

Iba rin ang kultura ng mga Americano. Ang mga gf sila pa ang dumadalaw sa kanilang bf na. LOL Iba talaga sila.


Sige, Happy Easter sa inyong lahat diyan.

Mari said...

pepe, ang Easter dito ay tahimik. Medyo masaya nga lang sa Easter Sunday at merong mga egg hunts at picnics sa park. Ang Fil-Am Assoc. ay merong picnic sa park pero di ako pupunta. Pahinga ako at pagod sa kapapahinga. LOL

Salamat sa bisita mo.

Roselle said...

hi! just stopping by to greet you happy easter :) tc!

Mari said...

roselle,

thanks.

Happy Easter to you, too.

Elween said...

those eggs...looks more like lizard eggs!! ah...*faint*

sorry i am very disgusted by lizards...hehe :)

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow, congrats on these two eggs. They are very cute. Hope you'll have more of them :)

Mari said...

elween,

Oh, you, don't be squeamish. They are pigeon eggs not lizard's. LOL

Thanks for dropping by.

Mari said...

dennis,

I'll extend your congrats to the mom pigeon. I'll check if she has more eggs.

Thanks for the drop.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hello mari,

happy easter monday to you and family......


holiday pa rito ngayon, bukas pa ang pasukan.

sigi, regards

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

moment mari....heheheh

ay dito rin, ang babae ang magvisit sa mga bf nila.
yon first time na gf ni sascha, ay nalito na ako, kasi kung hindi very bc ang fon,...yon siya ang pumunta dito, halos everyday na, kahit may pasok sa school.

sabi ko nga ki sascha, ano ba yan, babae siya ang dumalaw at palaging calls sa fon...

sa amin bya, ang babae, hintay kailan dalawin at tawagin, hindi yon babae laging dumalaw....lol

hala, simula noon, naku ang anak ko ng dumalaw sa gf nya...

ngayon, sabi ko ki bernie, halos hindi ko na makita ang anak ko...

sagot naman siya,...gusto mo yan na siya ang magvisit sa gf nya hindi ang babae dito palagi....

naku, ako pa ang may kasalanan ngayon....lol

sorry, pero ay ewan, nakalilito itong iba-ibang cultura uy....

sgi, thanks ha?

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ay oo nga, naisip ko, noon may bf yon eldest namin, nako ang tatay ko naka face sa kanila...hehehe

hindi nga nagkasalitaan sila....paano ang tatay ko nandoon sa gitna...hehehheeh
totoo ito ha!

kaya ngayon ang eldest sister namin...nahuli na sa last trip, she is already 53, 54 na sa july, yon First Lady pa rin....wla na, huling -huli na.....lol

pati yon 2nd sister namin, wla na more than sa last trip na....she is already 52 na rin...

mga dalaga pa rin......kawawa naman ano?

kaya, ayokong wlang BF si kim. baka mamana nya ang tantes nya....lol

sigi, uwi na ako, baka na bored ka sa kabasa sa comments ko.....

have a nice Easter Monday there....

Mari said...

vicki,

Mabait naman si Sascha at sinunod yung sabi mong ang lalake and bibisita sa babae. Pero ngayon lagi namang siya ang nasa bahay ng babae. LOL Nakakatawa.

Ay, naku. Mahirap din kung ang magulang masyadong mahigpit tulad ng tatay mo. Ngayon hindi nakapag-asawa ang 2 mong kapatid. Siguro na-discourage din yung mga lalake sa kahigpitan niya. Hindi rin maganda. Pagtanda ng mga kapatid mo walang mga anak na titingin sa kanila.

Ann said...

Dapat pala maglagay na lang din ako ng basket dun sa amin kasi nasira yung kisame sa garage dahil dun gumawa ng nest yung mga ibon.

Mari said...

Ann,
Subukan mo at baka nga duon sila mangitlog.

Nita said...

oo nga mari,
kaya naala-ala ko silang 3 sisters ko.
mga dalaga pa, wlang mga anak,

sabi nila, kaya sa mga pamangkin na lang daw sila, baka daw kung matanda na sila,
alagaan sila ng mga pamangkin namin...


sana, ako rin alagaan ako sa 2 kong anak, kung matanda na ako, baka malayo sila or.......

hayyyyyy...........thanks ha?

nona said...

I remember my poor little Charlie *sniff*
Pero that's nice Mari, Let there be life. :)

tutubi philippines said...

exciting yan!

Mari said...

nona,
Hopefully, they will be hatched to full term and live a full life.

Kawawang Charlie. Well, you had a good time with him.

Mari said...

tutubi,
Once they are hatched, it will be fun watching them grow.

Thanks for the visit.