10/02/2013

springtime is flourishing...

It's definitely time for nesting around here. I hear sparrows chirping out the laundry room window every morning, and they fly out for bits of grass, so it's a fair guess that they have started a nest in the eaves or roof over the back porch.

Starlings have been collecting dry twigs and grass and then disappearing beneath the edges of the house and the garage shed. Along with the thumping of their feet and wings on the roof and in the ceiling, I'm rather sure they are making themselves at home at our home!

I had noticed the swallows (they are 'welcome swallows' for those keeping score) hovered in the back yard garden a lot and today I found out why. They were being watchful of predators before they darted into our wood room on the back of the garage shed. I'm not one for a lot of assumptions, but I think it's a pretty fair bet that the two I saw go in are starting a nest inside.

I can imagine the cacophony that will eventually come with all the little ones demanding to be fed! It should be interesting, to say the least! But then, I  suppose that's what we get for living in the only house within shouting distance of the dairy cows in the pastures that surround us.

It's all nice and natural, but there are two concerns I have. One is: what kind of mess will they make? The other thing is, I'm thinking about how I can get some pictures of the new arrivals!! We'll see what happens.


5 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love to watch nesting activities during the season.

Karen Frost said...

I love spring and baby birds and it sounds like you are more than blessed! Of course they will make a mess, but nothing a bit of soapy water and a scrub brush won't take care of, I'm sure. So worth it to have the sounds of baby birds to brighten up your day! xo

acreativeharbor.com said...

Thanks for coming by and hope to see you again ~ As you probably know ~ New England is moving into Fall and love your post on Spring ~ a time of rebirth in nature and some humans too ~ Looking forward to your photography ~ carol ^_^

Linda said...

It seems so odd to see you talking about the coming of spring as we are entering our autumn. I'm confident that you'll enjoy your birds, even if they make messes. So fun to hear them and watch them. Looking forward to seeing those photos.

Marja said...

Spring did start indeed and today it felt like summer soo hot. The birds are flying around here with twigs as well and we here some scratching under the roof too. We have nests every year. I like hearing the birds in the morning