Sunday, March 22, 2009

Not again!


Surprise! Again! Last year, in May, I had birds to nest and raise a family in my wreath. You may remember that story, as I followed them along the way with my posts. I had told myself to make sure I removed the wreath before bird nesting time, as I really didn't want to go through that again. We had to block off the front door so no one would disturb the birds and to keep anyone from being attacked by mama bird. After our birds flew away, I had a huge mess to clean up on the door.
Well, yesterday, I was leaving for work and I noticed birds flying around my current wreath. ( a heart shaped basket) I thought to myself that I had better get that wreath down tomorrow. Tomorrow is now today and when we checked this morning, I am TOO LATE..... the nest is complete with one little egg already inside. So, there goes my plans for my new Easter wreath that I planned to make this week. I cannot bring myself to disturb mother nature. We will, again, watch the birds develop from our front door this year. I did make myself a note, already, on next year's calendar....end of February: remove wreaths from doors! :o)

5 comments:

Debbie J. said...

You are so kind hearted to take such good care of the baby birds!

You might need to take it down even earlier than the end of February! They are probably planning their new home early.

Debbie J.

Chocolate Cat said...

I think you should take it as a compliment that they felt safe enough to use your wreath again!!! Looking forward to hearing the progress....

ancient one said...

That is funny... they got an early start, huh? When I used to hang potted plants on the front porch I checked those things every day to get those nest out of there before there were eggs... birds give up pretty soon if you get the nest down two or three times(unlike wasps that keep trying several times)... I only had to raise one bunch of birds in a flower pot...

Utah Grammie said...

Oh, what a happy accident! You know what they say about having such a wonderful home that people keep coming to visit..well, obviously, you have made a wonderful home for them as well.
I know they can be messy, but to be able witness such a miracle is a gift - can't wait to follow their entrance to the world..

Kim said...

You were so kind last time that they just had to come back again! We have one every year on the drain pipe on the back of the house. She makes a mess on the sidewalk leading up to the pool -- but it's nothing that a little water won't wash away. Enjoy your guests!