Diary as of 4/22/ – 4/24/09
4/22/ – 4/23 – Winnie and Willy are sleeping together on the balcony in pigeon city again – so their babies apparently are grown enough to be left alone. They appear often during the day and eat like crazy. They are probably eating for four!
Emma has left her plaster eggs. She realizes quicker and quicker when the eggs will not hatch. Now she is flirting with Pete again. So there will be some new eggs soon again. Oh my – she has become an egg-laying-machine. But what can I do?
At least I could take off the roof of the nest, loosen up all the soil and clean it up a bit for the next “breeding cycle”.
4/24 – Tonight Jimi was sleeping in pigeon city and Willy was also here but alone – without Winnie. And little Erwin was sleeping in pigeon city as well. Apparently Pete did not want to chase him away. Winnie apparently slept with her kiddos again in order to keep them warm because of the very cold wind (my assumption). Even Pete and Emma were huddling together – although I have never seen them sleeping so close together! Pete normally does not like it when Emma sits so close! He is very peculiar about his sleeping place. He is the patron! But the night was so cold and windy that he apparently needed Emma to keep the warmth. Sounds so humanlike – doesn’t it?
During the days we had quite a few pigeons which apparently chose our balcony as a safe harbour against the cold and the wind. So we suddenly had quite a lot of travellers here: