Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Occupants

I noticed a week ago that there were birds coming and going in the basket. There was a time there were 2 of them. One sitting inside the basket and the other perched at the edge. I have wondered if these birds were just visiting or resting.

A couple of days later, as I was going out of the door to the patio, a bird was flying towards the basket. As she or he took sight of me, it took a detour and landed on the wrought iron fence. It waited there for a while. I looked at the bird and I noticed that it was carrying, in its beak, a piece of twig. It must be refurbishing the old nest then, I thought to myself. It is the same kind of bird, a pigeon.

Days went by when I took a peek at the basket and there was a bird inside. It seems it's laying eggs, just like the other bird. My basket is a popular place for these birds; and they picked the biggest one. They must think it as a mansion. I have other baskets on that same pergola, but they are smaller.

Here is the new tenant, caught in the act of laying eggs!

I'm now giving this basket to the birds, it's full of poop anyway. LOL

35 comments:

Nance said...

he he he ... just think, mari, you're providing a mansion to a homeless! lol
our feathered friends are so cute, aren't they? maybe a hummingbird will occupy the smaller basket, one day. i'll stay tune ...

Photo Cache said...

your patio has become a B&B for birds, how cool is that. keep us posted with the goings-on of your new occupant/s :)

JeFf & NoVa said...

thats totally cute.... i think birds find nest wherever they think that nobody will harm it...

and i think they've notice and empty space inside your basket that boom... its totally no down payment for them...hehehehe.. so without any word from them.. they occupied it.. hehehehe...

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lady cess said...

amusing! pang-ilan na ba yan? maybe the mommy birds have been talking about your place. your patio is a hospital, and your basket is the delivery room :D

nona said...

haha, that was cute. Siguro yung mga first occupants have been promoting your maternity basket to other preggy bird lol!

Mari said...

nance,
My patio is a shelter for the homeless. LOL

There was a hummingbird last year, but it didn't come this year. They come every other year.

Mari said...

photo cache,
It could be a B&B for them. LOL Yup, will keep you posted.

Mari said...

jeff & nova,
Yes, they like the place. It's roomy and the interior is nice, it's color coordinated. LOL

Yeah, will link you.

Mari said...

lady cess,
Yeah, word got around about my nice roomy basket and it's free for the taking. LOL Pangalawa ng pigeon ito. Last year there were 4 nests in the nooks and crannies of my pergola. They were the smaller birds...sparrows, I think.

Katuwa, Cess, para ngang delivery room.

Mari said...

nona,
Siguro nga. LOL Sabi siguro, duon maganda ang maternity ward niya. LOL

Salamat naman at nakalusot ka ulit. Mukhang maluwag na ngayon ang mga Tsekwa. LOL

Pepe said...

I think this is the same bird Mari.... I've noticed few same color patterns on its feather at the back.... This time as a new tennant, they should sign an agreement ha-ha....! =D

tina said...

wow wow! that's a good deed. im suddenly thinking of getting some baskets for our home... hehe... :P

nin said...

This is a she definitely!! Hope she stays and lays eggs regularly:-) Male birds sing/call more and longer and female ones are rather quiet.

Mari's sanctuary, let's call your place.

Thanks for sharing with us,
NIni

Mari said...

pepe,
Ang bilis naman. But you could be right. I'm happy that they're in my basket and they are safe there, away from the reach of predators.

Mari said...

nini,
Yes,she could be the female one. Let's hope she's a regular user of the basket. Her eggs are safe there, away from lurking predators.

Mari's sanctuary would be a good name.

Thanks for your visit.

Mari said...

tina,
Get the nicest and biggest basket you can find. I have smaller ones here, but they're not interested. LOL

Thanks for the visit.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

good morning Mari,

how are you now...........I really miss you and coming here to read all your very thoughtful post.

maki Occupants pa dito, kung pwede?

kumusta na, sorry tagal akong hindi na ka blog....really bc sa mga beauty termin ko,..jokes only... pro thnaks to God natapos rin....na ja not all, pro ok na, kasi wala muna sa stuttgart which we have to drive for 2 hrs, swerte lang kung 1half hrs, kung wlang traffic sa autobahn....

thank you very much for always visiting me, you are a thoughtful friend,,,,,won´t thinking of losing you.

gust0 ko ng magblogging balik, kaya lang ito maganda ang weather namin, kaya panay ang pasyal namin ni bernie....not in the cities, kung hindi sa .....bikes or just only a walk, to enjoy the spring weather...

sana ganito na palagi, we have a long winter-cold time this year, kaya boring na yon malamig at palagi sa bahay, naka stress,

feeling ko parang na-isolated....

sigi, balik na lang ako dito, to read all your post.....

want to share my blessing yesterday,.....maligaya ako, napaiyak sa ligaya.....

Raquel n family visited us yesterday....we´re happy and enjoy their visit....

and you know what?....,my 2nd niece...i have only 2 nieces.....Pass the Teacher Board Exam....Praise God....


sigi, ang taas na itong comments ko......i really missed you....
malapit pa kita, tawagan na sana kita, para to have talks with you.

regards and thank you very much

sincerely, vk

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi Nin,

thanks sa visit ha?
dito na lang tayo sa blog ni mari?....

tuwa ako sa sabi mo na nakalimutan mo ang PW mo, akala ko ako lang ang easy to forget....ano ba yon, sa bisaya,
"malimtanon"....lahat i have to jot down, kasi kung hindi, makalimutan ko lahat...

sigi, i have to click your blog again, baka mabasa mo ang visit ko...lol

won´t promise when, basta pag balik blogging na ako.....

gusto ko na talaga balik blogging, kaya ay ewan..........

regards

Nini said...

vicki, dito na lang tayo mag-chitchat, i'm sure, mari won't mind. very seldom akong magbukas ng blog ko eh. laging blazy (busy/lazy) ako lol. sa tagalog ay makakalimutin ang forgetful. o sige, when you remember kung ano sa visaya ay let us know.

welcome back. spring is the best season, for me, so enjoy it immensely.

nini

Mari said...

vicki,
Mabuti naman at nakapag-blog ka. Oo, pagmaganda ang panahon masarap ang mamasyal...take a walk in the park or the woods; listen to the birds and watch other creatures around.

Mabuti at nagkita kayo ni Raquel. Wala akong kilala diyan sa banda ninyo. Si Nance at Nini ay merong mga kamag-anak diyan kaya siguro puwede mo rin silang makita, balang araw.

Take your time to blog. Family first before blogging. He he he

Sige, Happy Mother's Day to you.

Salamat sa bisita mo dito.

Mari said...

nini and vicki,
Sige, puwede kayong mag-chat dito sa blog ko. Gusto niyo ng kape at cookies. O halo-halo kaya?

LOL

ghee said...

Hi Mari,

Hows the birds and the baskets na?
I remember my former veranda.my mother(while visiting us) gave the birds food everyday so they gathered and made our veranda their meeting place.one day,i was just surprised to see the poops in there!whoah!it took a lot of time for me to clean the mess,haha!

pero nice and kind people lang daw ang dinadalaw ng birds :)

ghee

Mari said...

ghee,
Yeah, they leave a lot of mess. I haven't cleaned the basket yet, and another bird came to poop in it. Now, I've decided to give it to them.

Kung ganoon pala 'nice and kind' tayo. LOL

nini said...

o nasan si vicki? nakita ko ang halo-halo so i came back.

alright, balik ako pag dating niya.

nin

ghee said...

Happy Mother`s Day,Mari!!!

btw,i deactivated my anti spam word plugin,it pissed lots of my commentors,so I hope it will work fine this time :)

hugs,
ghee

Mari said...

nini,
Wala si Vicki, namamasyal sa gubat. LOL Baka meron silang ginagawa ni Bernie duon...he he he. Nangunguha ng tanim!!! Huwag madumi isip. har har har

This is fun. It's like a forum with a twist.

Mari said...

ghee,
Ay salamat naman! Kung minsan nga umaayaw na akong mag-comment kasi paulit-ulit na lang.

Thanks for coming.

Dennis Villegas said...

hahaha..cute birds. you know, i love to hear the birds' sounds.i'll try to hang a basket, too, in my window and put some grains. i'd also like to have some bird friends :)

tutubi philippines said...

cute li'l fellow found a new home

Mari said...

dennis,
I love to hear them chirping, especially, in the morning.

Thanks for your visit.

Mari said...

tutubi,
Oh, yes, a nice new home.

Thanks for the visit.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

heheheheh

nandito ako, baka tapos na yon cookies n halo-halo ni mari,
nasaan naman si nini....lol

oo palagi kami ni bernie sa gubat. hay naku, minsan isip ko, na flat na yon linakaran namin sa pabalik-balik, baka yon mga rabbit at birds takot na sa amin....lol

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nini,

pumunta ako sa blog, error my dear....lol
ni-locked mo ba?....

bitaw, thanks, minsan hindi ko alam sa tagalog ang words, bisaya ko nalang pag hindi nyo naintindihan, tanong nalang ulit.....

oo nga sabi mo, meron kang cousin dito? saan sa place dito, baka malapit lang kami or baka kilala kami, hindi ba?

sigi, until next telebaba.....mabuti ok lang si Mari....free charge pa....libre kaffee pa at cookies..

gusto ko, mari halo-halo, ok?
yon complete sa palaman.....lol

hay mainit na, masarap ang halo-halo....

sino ba yon naggawa ng halo-halo or yon malamig na dessert, parang si Nance yon....icecandy ba yon?

maki-visit nga...


again, happy Mothers day, Nini....

regards

Me, the islands and the world said...

ganda naman ng istorya ng mga boarders mo..it's really nice that you get to see their progress.

Mari said...

me, the isles &...,
Oo, nga. Would you believe I have another occupant right now? My guess is that the eggs have hatched already. And there's a hummingbird's nest a few feet away, as well. Katuwa silang panoorin.

Thanks for the visit.