You see, one day a week or so ago, Florence and Herman showed up. At first, I thought they were just coming to visit -- but then I realized they were totally setting up camp and making a home!
Florence is a sweet little dove that has made her nest on top of my hurricane shutters on my balcony! I have no idea why she chose my balcony, except that of course she did. I am Mother Nature. Animals flock to me. It never fails.
And I love it!
Florence has a husband. His name is Herman.
Herman likes to keep an eye on Florence from the rooftop of the balcony next door.
He is always in the area, making sure she's OK. When they were first building their nest, they used to both hang out up there -- scoping out a good nest spot, I guess -- but now that Florence is roosting, Herman hangs out by himself.
Sometimes he comes over and watches from closer -- on the rail of our balcony! This is prime birdie-watching position for Pimp.
Don't worry, though, Herman is safe. Pimp only watches from inside and chatters at Herman. He's harmless.
I am so excited about this, Cuteheads! I can't wait to have baby birdies out there cheeping away and providing Pimp and Moo with some quality bird-watching.
Every morning, one of the first things I do is go out there and say hi to Florence. And when I get home from work, I check on her, too.
I'll keep you all updated and hopefully have baby pictures to share soon! I'm going to be a very proud grandma.
Does anyone know how it takes for birds to lay eggs and then how long it takes for them to hatch? Share if you do!