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      Friday, March 03, 2023

05:52 AM - 03/03/2023

The topic: Speaking of birds


We have two bird feeders out front (besides the peanuts for the crows).  One at each side of the house.

We have the tall pine trees on the bank out front and for the past couple of years, Brian has planted, or just let grow, a couple of bushes. Well, the bushes make fine nesting areas for the birds. (You can see some of the bushes in the crow video). The birds can go deep inside the bushes and it's pretty safe for them.

Because of this, the feeders are almost always busy and empty quickly. A couple of days ago Brian grabbed the bucket of birdseed and took the bigger feeder down. The one on the side of the house where the bedroom is. He opens it up. There's a nest inside with three eggs. Oops.

He doesn't fill it (obviously), but hangs it back up. I posted about this on Facebook and someone asked if the mom was still around.

I walked outside and sure enough, she was inside of the bird feeder, sitting on the nest.

Because of the storm we had Tuesday, with the heavy rain (over half an inch) and incredibly strong winds blowing everything around, I was concerned there may have been a problem with the nest. I can see it from the bedroom window and I could see her tail feathers sticking out from the back of the nest.

So, there will be babies.

Yay! Spring!

nests    birds   

awww cute birdies to look at. I have a hummingbird feeder and now I have kids next door ... grrrr… this year I will try moving it to the front of the house

Posted by Turtle Lover @ Saturday, March 04, 2023 - 6:15:21 AM

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