Thursday, April 12

What Spring Brings......

Every year I put a silk arrangement on the porch wall; either a basket or a wreath. Every year, a bird builds a nest on the arrangement. Most years, the end result is broken eggs or an abandoned nest. But not this year. There are at least four itty-bitty fuzzy babies in that nest. I am such a proud grandmama!! We hope it isn't too cold for the babies to survive; since we have had hard freezes for the last three nights.
Note: The nest was built by the birds; I didn't put it in the arrangement. I will photograph them as often as possible, but I have to take the arrangement off the wall. It is a cornucopia-type basket and I must have someone hold it for me, and that might not always be possible. I don't know what kind of birds they are because I have not seen the mother yet. I will try to keep you posted about them as they grow.
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26 comments:

sage said...

Neat, enjoy the new life!

rosemary said...

How sweet is that....I bet you can hardly wait to see these babies grow! Our swallows are very busy, flying in and out of the box and doing who knows what! I am going to plant bulbs for next year but deer unfriendly.

leslie said...

That is so sweet! I hope everything goes well with the weather. You are very lucky - they are so cute!
Michele sent me

Mr. Althouse said...

That made my day... a day that was already pretty good. Thanks Judy!

Mike

Blitz Krieg said...

We get Robins who build a nest and produce offspring every year around this time. They build it in the lamps next to the front door.

We spend weeks using the back door or garage to get in to avoid attacks and have to post a sign to keep solicitors away.

Anna said...

That is so sweet....Aaaaaaawwwww....

What a sweet blessing to see this new life...

:)

archshrk said...

Hello, michele sent me.

Nice, real nice. and they look so cute with their funny chick feathers. Nice photo too.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy OMG that is the sweetest thing ever! I thought that was a picture from a magazine at first.

ET said...

That is amazing!

Cris said...

Those are cute... the beginning of a new life... and you were there at the right time to take this wonderful shot.

srp said...

How adorable! Are they robins or mockingbirds? Was there a base nest already in the arrangement or did they build it all themselves? I just LOVE the tiny babies.... so much fun to watch them grow.

Good luck sweet babies...!!!!!

Almost forgot, Michele sent me this time.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh, they are so cute Judy. They almost look like part of the decor with their coloring....adorable. How cool that you'll be able to watch them as they grow. Congrats Grandmama!

Maria said...

What a beautiful photo of newly-hatched babies. I worry about the weather too! Hopefully, the momma bird will keep them warm and safe. I am looking forward to more photos.

michelle said...

Oh my goodness ! that is so awesome. I couldn't put out a nest cause the pigeons would move it!

Bob-kat said...

How wonderful! They look snug in their nest. It will be great for you to watch them grow and fledge.

tiff said...

Keep on taking pictures of them - we're all interested in seeing them grow up now!

Bob-kat said...

Michele sent me back to admire your nest :-)

I'm not sure if you know this but it might be best if the nest was not diturbed as a mother bird might reject her young if the nest is moved. I had this drummed into be as a child by my gandmother who was a farmers wife.

You are very lucky to have been chosen by the mamma bird :-)

bluemountainmama said...

what a nice surprise, huh? i love the photo annd will check back for more....

we had nests every year in some grapevine that i wove around our porch at out old house. something i always looked forward to.....

dorothy rothschild said...

How are your cats standing it? You do have some cats, right?

Mine would be going nuts.

What kind of birds are they?

Raggedy said...

That is wonderful!
I think they are robins!
They sure know where to build a nice nest!
I can't wait for more pictures!
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Huggles

Carolyn said...

Awwww! I hope they do well. Did something happen to the mother?

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Wow. What a great idea and I look forward to the growing of the baby birds. I found a broken eggshell in my patio this week. Sigh!

Awareness said...

life affirming!

What a beautiful story, and a beautiful picture.......

every spring, the robins build nest underneath our back deck which is 15 feet up from the ground. I love hearing the little ones chirping in the morning.....

look forward to seeing more pics and learning of their growth.

Sonia said...

How adorable they are!

Chelle A. said...

Awesome!

We used to have birds build nests in our eves. After a couple of broken eggs hitting the pavement (and worse, one year having baby birds fall out of the nests onto the pavement) we sealed up the openings.

I hope your babies grow big and strong.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Chelle

Carmi said...

You've ensured the future of this little universe, Judy. I can't wait to see how it evolves.