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Day 16: Empty Bird's Nest

Day 16 – Spread Your Wings

May 30, 2008 Sarah Coggins

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.

Hanging Baskets across our Front Porch

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:

Day 16: Empty Bird's Nest

*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 14: Bird's Nest photo

Day 7 – Hatching Eggs

Read the day 7 update here.

Day 7: Hatching Eggs in Bird's Nest

Day 1 – New Houseguests

Day 1: Eggs in Bird's Nest

  • emily May 29, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    That's not the first set of "babies" in the hanging baskets?! Wow! I remember the baby cardinals I watched...they did look so small - too small to fly away. Also...your house is so cute! I love porches with hanging baskets of flowers. Beautiful!
  • Jen Sue Wild May 29, 2008 at 11:36 pm
    How sad that they are gone but what a great adventure. I love your cute little house very southern looking.
  • Benita May 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    Wow, nevermind the bird's nest (which is really cool!), but your home is beautiful! I love your front porch! I have some rockers like that on our porch :)
  • Linda May 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    Your house is so cute! I love your front porch, I've always wanted a front porch on our house, maybe one day. Can't believe the birds flew away already, they looked to tiny.
  • Ter May 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    I think I'm a little jealous, you have a beautiful house! :)

    I've been hearing alot lately of birds nesting in hanging baskets, what's up with that? I have one but it's low, maybe if it was higher up.

    It's kinda sad that the birds are gone, but also nice too.
  • toners May 31, 2008 at 9:31 am
    Wow! They've gone already! They were so little!

    Your house is beautiful :)
  • Janet, aka JP June 2, 2008 at 7:55 am
    I know just what you mean. We had doves in a basket once and watched as the mama taught the babies to fly from the nest to a nearby tree branch. Each day they practiced, then one day they didn't come back. I had gotten attached to the little guys! :-) It's a privilege to see those little birds close-up! TFS!
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