Thursday, April 7, 2011


While I've been busy this week 'nesting' in my new home, I was reminded of some real nesting going on in Arizona when Mickey and I were there early in March.

While we were relaxing around the pool we began to notice two tiny birds and lots of activity around our Joshua tree just outside the pool fence.  I'm not sure what kind of birds they are - a type of finch maybe? Over the course of two or three days these little birds kept busy gathering twigs and everything else they needed to make their home in the Joshua.  They were so intent on their work that they didn't seem to notice or mind that we were busy taking pictures of them at work.

I don't think that nest is finished but we had to come home so missed the final product.

Most of the pictures are Mickey's but she gave me permission to use them here. 

Sara and her family are down at the house now.  We're waiting for her to provide us with an update on 'our' birds.  It'd be interesting to see if they're raising a family there now.

It seems that spring comes a month earlier in Arizona than it does here in Alberta.  I saw my first robin of the season yesterday, and although we still have snow, it's slowly melting away.


Chatty Crone said...

Okay I am confused - did you move to Arizona or Alberta - or do you have two homes? Love the birds too.


Mickey said...

I love those bird pics! It was fascinating watching them build their nest. They worked together so beautifully!
Hope Sara gets us some follow up photos!