Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A flimsy abode and a real treat.

My husband noticed a collared dove showing interest in this site. It is the view looking straight down out of our bedroom window. It would seem that a handful of twigs and one feather constitutes a collared dove's nest. Mrs. Dove has been sitting there but flies off if we open or shut the window and back door. As it is right above the back door and just below our bedroom window I think all the opening and shutting that goes on will prove less than restful for her. The nest is perched on the bracket which holds our satellite dish to the wall of the house. I don't fancy sleeping with the window closed for weeks while she hatches her eggs, so hope they find another site to build on.
We gave ourselves a treat yesterday and went to see The King's Speech. I found out for myself what everyone has been raving about - it really is wonderful and so moving. We hadn't been to the cinema for donkeys years and felt like dinosaurs or beings from another planet. Our out of town complex has 7 screens for a start, but we did like the VIP seats - very comfortable and worth paying a little extra for. You never know - we might go again one day!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Birds can pick some very unusual places to nest....maybe she will move it so you don't have to suffocate while nature is taking its course......

Wasn't that a fabulous movie.....I really didn't know about the King until this movie.....

Carol Q said...

lol - that collared dove nesting site reminds me of one of those quizzes where you have to guess what the picture is! I haven't heard a bad word about this film. Glad you enjoyed it Heather.

maggi said...

It certainly doesn't look like a very comfortable spot.

Ro Bruhn said...

Glad you enjoyed The King's Speech, it's one of my favourites.

Doreen G said...

The Kings speech has to be the best movie going around at present--a real feel good movie.
Oh and thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments -I love to hear from you.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad you enjoyed the Kings Speech, Heather - it was good wasn't it?

Collared doves nest in our Scots pines but are such rotten nest builders that the eggs always fall through and break on the ground. Not sure how much noise they make to be honest, but it might be a bit near your bedroom window in the ealry morning.

Totalfeckineejit said...

That nest is very minimalist!
I enjoyed THe Kings Speech too!