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Snowball & Snowdrop are homemaking ...

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By Amy


Snowball & Snowdrop are homemaking ...

At last , the nesting box that Tony made 18 months ago is finally being used , Snowdrop is spending most of her time inside while Snowball sits outside at the entrance , he pops in every few mins. to check on her ...



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aaaahhhhh,bless.

16 Apr, 2010

 

Awww he is so in love and protective1

16 Apr, 2010

 

aww Amy that is brilliant :-)

16 Apr, 2010

 

brilliant at last love is in the air amy xx

16 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks everyone , i'm so excited .. they have been playing house all day ....
Snowball was obviously sent out to look for sticks he flew down and picked one up , didn't like the feel of it so he threw it down wandered across the lawn looking for another one when he came across the grain I had thrown down for them earlier he then decided it was time to tuck in , in all this time she ( Snowdrop ) was peeping from the doorway waiting for him to bring sticks back , you've guessed it , he returned empy handed .. I wonder if he had his ears boxed when she got him inside ....

16 Apr, 2010

 

Beautiful photo Amy...this was meant to be! Wonder if Fudge is watching from a distance ?

16 Apr, 2010

 

great news amy and lovely pic ;o)) wonder where fudge is

16 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Yes I wonder Ray ... I do miss him ..
I am astonished at how affectionate this pair are to each other they really do kiss all the time , i've never seen birds kiss like that before .. I feel so lucky to be able to watch them close to .... :o)

16 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks San .. I wish I knew , thats the sad part :o(

16 Apr, 2010

 

maybe just staying away while they have their babies amy

16 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Hope so San ......

16 Apr, 2010

 

Hope so both..........

16 Apr, 2010

 

doves havnt got ears to box have they amy lol and anyway thats just typical male behaviour anyway surley lol xx

16 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

That's exactly what I thought Leigh .. LOL.. ..

17 Apr, 2010

 

take care amy xx lol .

17 Apr, 2010

 

I hope he is aswell, but these pair really love each other dont they....

17 Apr, 2010

 

A wonderful relationship Amy. Humans could learn a lot from them.

17 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Carole they are potty about each other :o), You are so right Toto , we can only wish !

17 Apr, 2010

 

us humans could learn a hole lot from all nature realy toto

17 Apr, 2010

 

Hear hear Np ,Toto and Amy !

17 Apr, 2010

 

its a shame realy to say its true realy . im ashamed to be called human when i see what some people do .luckily enough im not to bad as lots of people on here seam to be . i guess you got to be close to nature to a lesser or grater degree if your into gardening to any degree.

17 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They have been collecting twigs today , it's been so funny , Snowball hasn't quite got the hang of how to get a long stick through the entrance to the bird box , it bangs on both sides before he goes sideways , Mrs is waiting inside to place it correctly .. he comes out instantly looking very proud ... :o)

17 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

There are a lot of wicked people about Leigh , but a lot of good ones as well , I agree most gardening people have their hearts in the right place and nature is second nature to them .... :o)

17 Apr, 2010

 

your right ofcourse amy you are one of the realy nice people as it goes . i can vouch for that .i hope you had a good holiday and your cough is better . take care see you soon with any luck bye for now xx

17 Apr, 2010

 

How fantastic, lucky you.......

17 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Ah Thanks Leigh .... i'm improving each day .... See you soon ! x

Thanks Dd ... A 3rd white fantail arrived with them this morning ,had a look round and left , I'm convinced it was Snowdrops mum or dad making an inspection before leaving her to get on with her life ...LOL..

18 Apr, 2010

 

Lovely photo, Amy. It will be great if you have lots of little snowballs around but I do feel for poor Fudge and just hope he's found a soul-mate too.

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gee , I am worried about Fudge , he's been such a friendly little soul and I miss him ....

Snowball and Snowdrop have been busy today , Snowball has been collecting twigs depositing them in the box for Snowdrop to put in position ....
I picked some twigs up myself and layed them on the ground near the box so that he wouldn't have far to go looking for some , I mentioned this to my hubby he laughed and said he had done the same ...LOL.. talk about making them lazy .....

18 Apr, 2010

 

they`l get overweight amy and wont fit in the nesting box lol xx .

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

You're right Leigh , we should make them work and sing for their supper more ...LOL...

18 Apr, 2010

 

Its just perfect Amy, how exciting.

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It is Dawn but it makes it hard to get on with other things when all you want to do is watch them ...LOL...

18 Apr, 2010

 

I can imagine Amy, very distracting but enjoyable. Wait until they're feeding, you'll be forever supplying goodies.

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We are now Dawn , they think we have an ever lasting supply , talk about feeding on demand . they shout and I run . :o))

18 Apr, 2010

 

They're more intelligent than we think, arent they. I dont think it gets much better than Amy's diner.

18 Apr, 2010

 

Keeping you on your toes then Amy ! Like they do ! Please keep us al updated as the nesting progresses.( Also sightings of dear Fudge )

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I will Ray , I'm keeping a daily diary for myself . :o))

18 Apr, 2010

 

Surprise surprise ! x

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Hi Ray . one thing I find odd is that they fly off every evening at dusk and don't return until approx. 8 am in the morning ... they have spent all day working on the nest and then leave it for the night .. do you think thats normal ?

18 Apr, 2010

 

Yes Amy...they will at some stage mate...and then the egg laying will commence ! Out for a night on the tiles ! Lol...

18 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I think they've already done the mating bit Ray , they are at it all the time ...LOL...

18 Apr, 2010

 

Well my guess is they fly off to roost Amy ! The egg laying will be soon...and the nesting in the box will follow ! You are going to have a lovely family of doves to care for in the future ! It never ends..........x

18 Apr, 2010

 

Lol Amy, like the pigeons here then.

19 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They are so busy at it Dawn .. they don't have time to lay eggs ...LOL...

Snowball has been so busy taking twigs in the box today while Mrs. has been in there putting them straight , I don't know how she has room to move .. :o)

19 Apr, 2010

 

They seem to have lots of energy Amy. Do they mind you being around in the garden Amy? Or are they quite tame.

19 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They don't mind us at all Dawn , Tony has been clattering and banging generally making a lot of noise close to them today , they didn't take any notice , they are so use to us , we can easily walk past them when they are on the ground they just move out of the way .. :o) ..

19 Apr, 2010

 

That's brilliant Amy, you are so lucky. It would be awful if you were giving them a wide berth all the time, to avoid disturbing them.

19 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

An exciting update .... Snowball and Snowdrop didn't leave the nesting box last night , snowdrop sat in the box while Snowball sat on top , today they have been taking it in turns to sit on eggs .... we haven't seen the eggs but we are pretty sure thats what they are doing there's always one in there sitting ...... I'm so excited :o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

you bet they have you can feal it .there energy is showing you rather than your eyes amy.good luck.ive just read something i wrote on here about 27 answers back . i was saying about learning of nature and bad people but my bad grammer which strangley enough goes hand in hand with my bad spelling has made it look like i said lots of people on here are bad but what i mean is the opposit so i do apolagise .

25 Apr, 2010

 

That's really exciting, Amy, I would be stood watching them all day!
Hi, NP, you're not the only one who gets things in the muddle, sometimes my fingers go quicker than my brain and just leaving out a couple of letters can change the whole meaning of a comment :)

25 Apr, 2010

 

Tend to do that sort of thing too Np...no worries...we know you well enough to realise what you meant.....:o)
Fantastic news Amy....keep us posted..waiting with bated breath to see those babies !

25 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm sure nobody noticed anything untoward in whatever it was you were saying Leigh , please don't worry yourself .. :o))

Gee I am watching them most of the time .. I'm watching them at the sink, while I'm cooking , eating my meals , I hate to miss a thing ...LOL..

I can't wait to see if they will stay or be banished to their own territory Ray .. I think it takes about 3 weeks before they hatch but I'm not sure about that ...

I will let you know if anything else happens ... :o))

25 Apr, 2010

 

pidgeons,doves etc are very sociable animals though they wont want to inbreed so just keep ya fingers crossed amy xx.

26 Apr, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm watching them like a Hawk Leigh ... ..oh no ! I hope the one that hangs about here dosn't arrive on the scene .......

26 Apr, 2010

 

i do but its nature im afraid .hawks i think go for much smaller pray but i mite be wrong.take care bye for now xx.

26 Apr, 2010



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