Sunday, April 26, 2009

Welcome Spring!

Well, the first sign of Spring for us has been this little momma bird making a nest in the wreath I left up since Christmas. See, the thing is the wreath is not your traditional holiday wreath....it's lime green and blue (Target)!! And it lights up! Super cute! Well, this little momma bird thinks so! I just wish I could have gotten the picture clearer. I had to take it with the front door closed and through the little windows at the top of the door standing on a chair quiet as a mouse! Everytime someone opens the front door, or comes up the walk, she flies out in a panic and almost hits the person. Poor momma bird!


Here is a picture of the wreath with the nest and eggs. The eggs are sky blue. I mean they don't look real. No, I didn't put easter candy in a fake nest. This is momma bird's nest. I opened the door to take the picture and she flew away......
...to this tree! It is smack dab in the front of the house. She is the one on the high branches. And, I don't know if that is dad bird, but he is always with her and sits in the tree with her. Sometimes the other bird (maybe dad?) sits inside the wreath with her beside the nest. Is that really customary for birds? I had no idea the dad bird stuck around! Maybe I'm wrong! But, I sure thought it was weird to see that bird sitting next to her in the wreath.
Anyways, having her on the front porch has curtailed my Spring wreath, etc. It has made for some excitement around here, even with my teen boys!! They keep an eye on her too! I'll keep you posted and hopefully be able to get a picture of the baby birds! HAPPY SPRING everyone!!

11 comments:

Beth@GypsyFish said...

Hi I just found your blog....love it, love it, love it...Beth

The Kramer Angle said...

That is so sweet! I love it! Those birds are doing exactly what us human mammas and pappas do - keep an eye on our babies! Sometimes it's in the nest and sometimes it's just watching from a distance, but we're still there, hoping they will get their wings and fly!

Lovely post!

I hope you are doing well!

The Tattered Cottage said...

How precious! We had a momma bird, a morning dove, lay her two eggs in one of my clay pots that still had dirt in it. It was so sweet to see her sitting on her little nest daily. We were so captivated when her little ones finally arrived. Thanks for sharing. :)
Toni

Tara said...

What a sweet post. The love of a momma bird, resides in the love we as humans have for our babies, protecting, waiting, hoping they will find their wings and fly! Happy Spring Beth!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

We have a bird nest with babies in our upstairs window near where our window a/c unit is. How fun! Even if it doesn't FEEL like spring here in the Springs!

Judy

Jeanneoli said...

I know they are somewhere on our front porch too! I love spring and the sound of all the birds outside.

Chrissy said...

Oh, that last photo is so lovely, so simple and serene...great post!!

Petit Coterie said...

How sweet, can't wait to see the babies. Keep us posted.

msstrong said...

Beth my babies just hatched!!! I also started pendants cme peek...Hope all is well.

Mol.

manila condos said...

The best season for me.. Spring..

kanishk said...

Sometimes it's in the nest and sometimes it's just watching from a distance, but we're still there, hoping they will get their wings and fly!

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