Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guess What?

Last year we had to stay ahead of osprey landing their sticks on the roof of the cabin to our motor boat and trying to build a nest for their young.  Had they been successful, we would not have been able to take our boat out for weeks and weeks and we would have had a horrible stained mess to resolve on that cabin roof.

This year we get a new challenge:

"Hi, Sweetie, how's it going?  How about doing dinner at that midge hatch tonight!"


"Hey what is this person with the camera doing here?"
These barn swallows are nesting on the opposite side of our boat in the lift box.  The lift box is full of large gears and a cable that moves up and down when we turn on the switch.  I have not had time to get in a canoe or attempt to climb up into the boat, which sits a little high next to the dock, to see if they would be safe if we started the mechanics!  In two weeks my family comes to stay and I am sure they are looking forward to a boat ride since they live in landlocked Colorado.


10 comments:

joeh said...

You may have to leave the boat in the water for a while...did you paint the bottom?

ellen abbott said...

we have a wren nesting in the ladder hanging on the wall in the shop. we were just using it right before she made her nest.

Brian Miller said...

oh no...ha...they just love all the attention you give them with that camera and want to be close eh?

Celia said...

Hmm,wonder what makes that boat such a bird condo?

Kay said...

These a great photos of a beautiful bird. I love their coloring.

messymimi said...

At least you are not like some heartless people a friend of mine works for who recently simply washed away the nests of the swallows (protected species, no less!) because they would "devalue the property by soiling it!"

Joanne Noragon said...

A wren nests annually in a little space between the AC and the window frame of the studio. As it's been more than ten years now, I assume we are on children and grandchildren of papa wren. They do it for the sole purpose of making the indoor cat insane. The outdoor cat, too, probably, as they are at least ten feet off the ground.

Red said...

It's nice to have the critters living among us but sometimes they create a challenge for us.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Aww, but they're sweet, though! :)

Hilary said...

Uh oh. I hope it works out well for all. Fine shots of these cuties.