My Saturday in six words:
STILL SITTING HIGH AND DRY. WAITING…
Thank you for your heartwarming comments and concern. You have asked for an update so here it is:
In all these weeks, the turtledove mother hardly ever left the nest. Not even when we come outside on our way to the shed. She just sits there, quietly, and hatches her days away. I often talk to her, encourage her – one mother to the other – and she seems to listen.
This week the weather finally cleared – a bit, though temporary: it’s raining even more cats (and dogs) at the moment – so we dragged the chairs from the shed to my backyard in case we might be able to eat outside, and did some garden work… including V-man hammering the bottom of an old metal bucket back in shape. Argh! This proved to be too much for even this valiant mother. She took off!
I was worried and kept checking the nest. To my great relief she returned half an hour later. Perhaps she went out for dinner?
Stay warm, stay vigilant – we care!
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