Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taking Up Nest Space and a Feeding~

The male fits the nest nicely, when it is his turn to brood.  Then he goes on a hunting of prey journey and the hen takes over~

She does most of the brooding, and she really has built a beautiful, yet very small nest, based on what she usually provides for her young...she just does not seem interested at all in what I have to say to help her out ;)

Her mate brought her a meal and I have no clue what it was.  You can see it in the above photo, and he is on the right side of the image.  The one beneath it is of the hen eating his offering~

After her meal, she returns to her nest duties~


  1. Looking at all that foliage surrounding the nest,I think you do well to get pictures Mary. Have a great weekend - keep birding.

  2. I bet you that she's doing all the nest building, nice photos.

  3. What a devoted male ;-) Nice couple you got there and I do hope they will have some success!


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