Early this week whilst DH and I were walking around our garden, we inadvertently disturbed a little bird which flew out of one of the trees. On closer inspection, we discovered a nest. I was really concerned that we may have frightened the resident away and she might not return but later I discovered I could actually see her nest from right inside my house and sure enough she returned.
Now back in August, I remember writing in my blog about a little bird that on two occasions had visited me right outside my sewing room in that same tree. Now, I don't know if this is the very same little bird but I like to think it might be and that she had been checking me out to see if I would be a suitable neighbour. Well, I am sticking to my theory, she must have been happy about me being a neighbour and has returned to build her nest there and now I can watch her sitting on her eggs. I am totally addicted to watching her and find myself checking on her several times a day. She looks so cute with her little black head poking up one side of the nest and her tail stitcking out the other side. Her nest is like a deep basket. She takes lots of 'tea/toilet' breaks from sitting on the eggs but always returns to keep them warm. I can't wait to see/hear when her eggs are hatched and will be delighted to have babies right outside my window.
Okay, now I know you are going to think I have totally lost it but I have a confession to make. I play music for her at nights so she has something nice to listen to and I also talk to my plants :)) I was really concerned about her the other night when we had a storm with thunder, lightening and heavy rain but she was fine the next morning. I am unsure what type of bird she is but I am really enjoying watching her dedication to the task she is performing.
This beautiful picture is one which Dawn, from appropriately, "The Feathered Nest" has shared on her blog. Thank you Dawn.
"Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes".
~Abram L. Urban