Sunday, 21 June 2015

Secret Nest: Part Two

I've been keeping track of the nest. I was told by more than one person to leave it alone, but I just couldn't! So just a couple of days after finding it in the first place, I set up a chair by our dining room window, and if I stand on the chair on my tip toes and the wind blows the hanging basket in just the right way I can see right into the nest. I am quite proud of myself for finding a way to spy on the nest without disturbing the owners, and besides, if I had left the nest alone I would have never spied these:

It looks like the nests owners are going to be parents soon!  And my spying chair is not going anywhere. The last time I checked (five minutes ago) mama bird was tucked in with her eggs having a snooze. 

I want to do some research because I have so many questions about these birds, their eggs, and their life cycle. It's times like these I wish I had a bird expert friend.... In the meantime, I have a bigger problem, I need to find a way to water the hanging basket without disturbing the nest. The flowers are starting to look pretty sad and droopy and the birds need the flowers for hiding and protection. 

Bird ownership is a stressful business! 

more on the nest coming soon.....

Saturday, 13 June 2015

A Secret Nest

This morning I noticed a little bird flying out of the hanging basket that I can see out our dining room window. Jake and I went out to investigate and when we peeked into the basket we saw this:

Can you spot it?

My in-laws brought over a bird book and I am pretty sure it was a little Chickadee I saw flying back and forth from the little nest. I wonder if little eggies will appear in there sometime soon.  

We are going to leave the nest alone of course, but we do look forward on spying on our new neighbour from our dining room window again and again over the summer.  

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Stickers and Spaghetti

She's smiling because she got a third sticker on her potty chart.... and she's had spaghetti for dinner.

She needs a hair cut and a bath, doesn't she?