June 21, 2010

A Dilemma....

Remember when I posted about the hanging baskets I made for our front porch? Well, it seems that a certain feathered friend loved my work so much that she decided to make one of them her home.

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Look closely, do you see her?
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I totally spooked her with my camera (by accident!). Oops. But look! A nest! And two eggs!

So now my flowers will probably die. Now, don't get me wrong, I am honored that Mrs. Bird chose my flowers as the perfect spot to raise her babies, but her choice in residence really hampers my desire for pretty (and alive) plants.

I have been somewhat successful with watering the edges of the basket while trying not to spook her again. And now, believe it or not, I think she knows I mean no harm. I just want my flowers to live! So for now she lets me water them, as long as I don't get too close to her little nest.

Anyone else excited for baby birdies? I know I am!

8 comments:

Sara Elizabeth said...

It's exciting, but I'll go ahead and warn you, it's going to create a big mess under the basket! My parents have a Mrs. Bird who comes back annually for babies, and there is always a massive, concrete mess under there... so just something to keep in mind. ;)

leah said...

That is so cute!! I can't believe she let you get so close to take pictures!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Ick! I hope we don't have too much of a mess!

navy blue and i do. . . said...

ahh! so so cute! yay mrs bird is having babies.

bev said...

What a clever momma! Those eggs look pretty big for such a little bird. Imagine the fun Henry and Pancake will have watching the babies!

Vander Molens said...

My parents get doves in theirs all the time. Yeah, kind of a big mess but the flowers stay alive!

bev said...

Keep carefully watering the flowers so she will have some privacy!!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

OMG I would die. That thing scares the CRAP out of me. Momma birds are MEAN!

I would dump the whole thing. Seriously, I'm so afraid of birds.

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