A nest to watch

Having noticed several pigeons gathering sticks in our garden, we began to keep an eye out for a nest. I wondered whether the pair were building in our chimney, but whilst the boys were outside this morning, they spotted the nest high in a tree. Now we know where it is, there is a fine view direct from our kitchen window, so we can keep an eye on the birds' activity.

When the rain poured down this afternoon and turned to hail, the boys wanted to see how sheltered the birds were. The pigeon pair were both sat in their nest, close together, looking reasonably dry.

We read about pigeons and discovered they are loyal mates, sharing the incubation of the eggs. There are normally two 'squabs' (young) in a brood. We shall be watching the nest for developments. Nature on our doorstep!