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Re: June 2022 Bird's Nest

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If I didn't mention it this month I must have mentioned it last month - the drama between a male and female sparrow as it relates to the 2 bird houses that hang off of the soffit of the garage addition.

 

Okay so we had the newer (2021) white bird house.  There was a couple in it and I think it was the same couple who lived in that house year round for a couple of years.  Wife died as did the egg behind her.  I had to clean the whole house out, crying the entire time.  Put some nesting material in there and male wintered over.  He really decorated the place this year.

 

Along comes a female this spring.  It looks like they are going to settle in the nicely furnished white house when I see her flying over to the older brown house a few feet away.  He visits her in that house and also stays in his white house.  Usually by Mother's Day I can hear the faint whisper like chirps of newborn baby sparrows in both houses.  Well, Michigan finally had a spring this year (as opposed to jumping from winter to summer) and it was chilly longer.  No baby sounds at Mother's Day.  Usually the babies are chirping at Mother's Day and I'm watching for them to fledge by Memorial.

 

Memorial Day comes, I got nothing.  So finally on Father's Day (usually the time for the second clutch of sparrows to be hatching) I hear a fain't whisper chirp coming out of the brown house.  Thing is I'm not seeing the female go there much and I'm like, oh Lord, am I about to add another sparrow to my flock.  I give her time and she's feeding the baby.  Get this - so is the male in the white house.  Mind you, he's helping feed the baby in the brown house while doing the dance of the seven veils on the patio like he's trying to get another mate.

 

I noticed today that all that traveling cost one of the babies it's life.  There was the remnants of yolk and a broken egg dried out on the patio so at least the baby hadn't started developing.  So I have a male technically living in the white house with the female feeding a baby in the brown house.  A few minutes ago I saw the female on the stoop (perch) outside of the opening of the white house.  She had the male sparrow dangling off her beak like she was trying to choke him out.  I banged on the kitchen window and she let him go.

 

In summary - I have no idea what it going on with that dysfunctional relationship between the adult sparrows.  I do have at least one baby in the brown house that is being tended full time by the female sparrow and part time by the male.  In 20 years of having bird houses in the this location I have never seen anything like this.

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Terry Tempest Williams
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Thank God @Epicurean   I know they usually don't like to start on refills until a specific date depending on the dose per day however maybe your pharmacist would allow at least an early inquiry before the actual refill to make sure you are not suffering next time around.

The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time
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hello all

not much here right now

early morn

waiting for floors to dry before putting house back together to vacuum

 

see all later

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Birdmama,as an ex- nurse I understand that my RX can not automatically be refilled,however,seeing as everything is done on computer I would think they would automatically reorder my RX, 

as I get it refilled every month. 

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@Bird mama 

 

It sounds like Peyton Place around your yard!  

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May be an image of flower and text that says 'Bonjour 24 Juin Ephéméride Seasonal Calendar'

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May be an image of flower, outdoors and text that says 'Happy Friday IT'S UP TO YOU, TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN EVERYDAY THINGS.'

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May be an image of bird and outdoors

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Re: June 2022 Bird's Nest

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May be an image of wading bird, nature and text

 

May be an image of bedroom

 

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It's World Pink Flamingo Day!!    (didn't know there was such a day till I saw it on FB. )🦩🥰🌞🦩

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hello all

our new verizon fios is installed what a mess,wanted to yell CLOSE THE DOOR, he had to keep going inside outside of house to hook up this that and other stuff.

 

did normal chores,

did cleaned up from install which took 3 hours

 

ok guys later