After Ter asked how high the bird’s nest was, I decided to take a photo tonight and show you. See the hanging basket to the right of our front door? That’s where the nest is. So when the mother bird gets fussy because we come out and are near her nest, I laugh – she could have picked one of the 2 at the other end for more privacy.
We’ve had birds nesting in our hanging baskets every summer since we bought the house in 2003. Typically we get 2-3 nests a year so I’m keeping an eye out for our next set. Once I know there is a nest, I take the basket down each time I water it. I’m careful to not touch the flowers or nest – just the outside of the basket. And gently water the flowers without watering the birds. Perhaps they would be ok, but I don’t like the thought of dumping cool water on those little guys. It’s the softie in me.
After photographing the porch, I took down the basket with the bird’s nest to water and found this:
*sigh* The little ones have already flown away. The pictures I posted yesterday were taken Tuesday night. They looked so young. Too young to leave which is why I thought maybe it would be this weekend. Kind of sad to see them go, but grateful I had the opportunities I did to peek in on them. And, I’ll be watching for our next set of houseguests.
Day 14 – Baby Birds
Day 7 – Hatching Eggs
Read the day 7 update here.