Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nest on top


This morning dove has a nest right on top of a cactus!  You might call this the penthouse.

17 comments:

Thérèse said...

A really cool observation deck!

Kate said...

Tough bird! That penthouse doesn't look all that comfortable.

Randy said...

Talk about a protected home.

Kathy said...

I am always amazed by the birds who build their nests in and around and on cacti. What a great shot, Sharon.

Judy said...

I'm not sure that I would have chosen that spot if I were a bird. But she looks pretty happy there.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In addition to the thorny seat, this location is completely exposed to the elements. No shelter from the rain. No shade.

RedPat said...

Think of the poor babies sitting up there later! Crazy.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Mourning doves will seemingly nest anywhere.

Regina K said...

Great details caught of this mourning dove, who found such a nice perch!

Birdman said...

Prick!

Magpie said...

Dove's are noted for their precarious nesting locations, but this one seems especially prickly.

glenda said...

Doves are pretty lazy when it comes to nest building. A couple of sticks and that's a nest! She seems to be watching you.

Mo said...

Ouch!!

Steffe said...

Sure is tough bird.

JM said...

Lovely dove and lovely capture too, Sharon!

brattcat said...

i'd call it the "pokey".

Irina said...

A-m-a-z-i-n-g!