A Day on Merganser Lake XIX
With the front door not being used as often as usual, a blue jay pair took advantage of the situation to build a nest in the large rhododendron bush right outside the door. I never even noticed the nest until it was completely built and the female was sitting on eggs. The birds don’t seem to mind when the front door is used, thankfully. Two years ago, a mourning dove pair built a nest in the bush but soon abandoned it. The blue jays seem to be seeing this one through.
(Repeat text for context: I’m running out of COVID-19 lockdown themes so from now until things get back to some semblance of normalcy, I will simply post my best photo from the previous day. You could say it fits because of its uncertainty and challenge. I’ll call the series “A Day on Merganser Lake,” even though that’s not the real name of the lake I live near in southwestern Connecticut, it’s just a nod to my favorite duck family.)