Every year they come back to the same spot on a corner of an electric awning for mating and nesting; lovebirds. Every year the few straws and twigs blow for it warm and safe nest away again. Yet the couple persists in them love for each other and a pigeon family and try again and again, keer keer.

Then comes the moment when the female lays her first egg on two twigs that she could just hold under her plumage.. The male is curious about the first laying of the egg, but the egg does not remain on the narrow edge of the awning. The egg falls to the ground, Broken. The lovebird couple persists and tries again every spring. Try again next year…..

Text Cor Mooij / photo: DENISENONIWA