Birds to brighten your day: April 28

Photo by Chris Bosak
A blue jay sits on a nest in a rhododendron bush in a yard in Danbury, CT, April 2020. (Merganser Lake)

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.)

2 thoughts on “Birds to brighten your day: April 28

  1. Have always enjoyed your post. BUT birds to brighten my day is wonderful! I look forward to it each day. Keep up the good work. And THANK YOU!!

    On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:37 AM Birds of New England.com wrote:

    > Chris Bosak posted: ” Photo by Chris Bosak A blue jay sits on a nest in a > rhododendron bush in a yard in Danbury, CT, April 2020. (Merganser Lake) 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 si” >

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