Even Reggy and Elsa are bored most of the day as I keep them inside.
Besides the repetitive everyday chores I have been doing like keeping a clean house, cooking meals, Internet browsing and a good dose of TV time, what else is there to do? Baking of course like this apple-walnut cake. But wait; if I keep baking cakes we’d be overweight by the time the Covit-19 restrictions are lifted.
For me it is still way too cold to go out into the garden. This springtime the weather here in Ontario is way behind the usual warmer temperatures we’ve had in previous years. Actually I think it is simply awful as I watched snow flurries yesterday evening twirling around the deck.
This is what it looked like last week
However, the local bird population is a tough bunch. They have been busy building nests through snow, hail and heavy rain. I am happy to report that all the birdhouses at our property are now occupied. So I started bird watching and have been trying to capture some pictures of the nesting process, which takes patience.
There is a Robin’s nest on the second floor window at our neighbor’s house that I can see from my kitchen window. It is quite a distance away but with my binoculars I can observe it quite well. However, my telelens on my camera is not as powerful, but I took some pictures anyway. The male and female Robins take turns feeding the young.
This is the actual distance to our neighbour's house
In the tree next to our neighbor’s house at the same height as the Robins nest, there is a Mourning Dove nest. I have been observing that the male and female Doves take turns breeding on the nest, but it is too far away for me to see if they already have chicks in them. I have felt sorry for those birds, as those nests are not very well protected from the elements.
Mourning Dave nest in the tree if you look closely
The birdhouses at our garage wall are on the small side and I think those are House Sparrows breeding there, but I will update once I know for sure.
Lets hope we get some warm temperatures soon to enjoy some gardening, because I am getting restless.
Birds eye views of our home from Benno's DJI drone
I heard the humming sound of the drone overhead
Thanks for dropping by.