Love is in the air ... by jamibann

Love is in the air ...

On my way home from dad's yesterday, of course I stopped off to see what was going on at the nest. I got lucky to see both parents. As we approached our 'personal' viewpoint, one flew off leaving the other sitting on the nest. Whilst we were there, he/she flew back into the nest, stayed a while and then the other flew off for a bit. It was like the changing of the guard. I caught this moment when both were on the nest - they genuinely looked to be saying sweet nothings to each other. It's such a privilege to be able to watch the action at this nest. No signs of any young birds yet, but they can't be long in coming, I'd have thought.

Dad was in good form. It was a beautiful day and we had a lovely picnic sitting in the sun at the back of his house which is on the riverside - he lives in a renovated meal mill.
Wonderful shot
May 31st, 2020  
What a wonderful sight! It looks like you're above the nest looking down. Is the nest on a hillside? 🙂
May 31st, 2020  
You have a great lookout! Fabulous capture.
May 31st, 2020  
How exciting to be able to watch them. Dad looks as though he is saying 'Are they cooked yet' ha ha
May 31st, 2020  
Fab photo and fascinating to see the developments.
Glad you found dad in good form and had special time to picnic. All the sunshine is a tonic.
May 31st, 2020  
Aww, that really is lovely! So pleased your Dad was doing well on your visit. Always a cheering thing, eh?
May 31st, 2020  
This capture is fantastic...so pleased you & your dad had a great time.
May 31st, 2020  
So wonderful
May 31st, 2020  
Wonderful!
May 31st, 2020  
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A wonderful sight!
Glad to read that your dad is in good form.
May 31st, 2020  
Super capture, fav
May 31st, 2020  
What a wonderful view you had of this action. Sounds like it was a great day in all ways.
May 31st, 2020  
Am emerald green with envy. How wonderful to have witnessed it.
May 31st, 2020  
@serendypyty No, the nest is at the top of a very tall larch tree on the edge of the river, and fairly close to the main road. I found a spot on the side of the hill on the other side of the road, in between pine trees, where I can get level with the nest (almost) but not be too far away for my zoom lens to cope. It's tricky if it's windy as the tree branches move in front of my lens sometimes. I'd just love to be a couple of metres higher, and a few metres less far away! But I can be contented with my spot. I don't think there is a better one.
May 31st, 2020  
@onewing I think he's hanging in with her and apologising. 'Sorry I'm late love, I got distracted ... '
May 31st, 2020  
@sarah19 The sunshine is nothing short of amazing!
May 31st, 2020  
@casablanca It's a delight to see him hale and hearty and he was so pleased to see us that he'd put on a fresh shirt and trousers - not always something he does, especially since my mum is no longer there to nag him!!! ;-)
May 31st, 2020  
At first I thought that was a very large chick & got all excited...they’ve hatched!! You must feel relief when you see all is well & they are still there...I wouldn’t think it will be long now before there is a baby or two hopefully! This is a fabulous natural capture. Fave.
Glad you found your dad well & happy but nothing like seeing family to brighten us all up.
May 31st, 2020  
@jamibann Oh that is just delightful - big and warm smiles here :)
May 31st, 2020  
Great pov!
May 31st, 2020  
Another nice view of the nest and the birds. Good that you found your father doing well.
June 1st, 2020  
They look to be deep in conversation -- about the home decor? The way she's or he's handling the egg-care? About what each saw on their flights? Great storytelling scene!
June 1st, 2020  
Even in nature parenting is better when the communication is good! So glad to hear you're dad is doing well- his house sounds amazing! Being out in the sun is a great way to build up the immune system and that helps fight off all kinds of illness- so getting out for a picnic is great!
June 1st, 2020  
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