Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Preparations Aplenty

What savvy parents they are! Al and Florence (it seemed appropriate to name them after my grandparents) have been more industrious than I first realized. My first observations of them had been over at the bird hotel and was most delighted to find they had committed to a lease and were making the space their own.

But all this while, in the back of my mind, I had also noticed Al and Florence busy in the eaves of the house, right outside the kitchen window. I'm not sure why, but I hadn't paid much attention. After checking the hotel for signs of impending birth (and finding none), I decided to heft the ladder over to the eaves. And here is what I found!


Oh, joy! Five beautifully creamy colored eggs with caramel speckles. And what a fine, fine nursery they have! The architecture and detail is stunning.

The poor, dear, expectant parents were just about beside themselves while I was nosing about. I tried to assure them I meant no harm, but I'm sure their birdie hearts were much relieved once I finally backed away from their treasures. There is just no calming concerned parents. This I understand.

So, back to the bird hotel. While not currently occupied, their efforts there certainly suggest some form of intent. I think it is quite possible they have selected it as their summer home. Or maybe a place of convalescence for Florence? (There is certainly plenty of rooms for her family on the lower levels, while taking the penthouse suite for a little me-time.) I shall keep you informed.

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, I cannot wait until there are little chirpies on that nest!
    xoxo Caroline

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  2. They probably moved because because they smelled you after you snooped around... I love the names, I grew up with birds names Harry and Mildred outside my window!

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  3. This nest is so beautiful. Isn't it amazing what they can build?

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  4. p.s. forgot to add that that is a beautiful picture!

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  5. Aw, I've been wanting to find a nest around my house. Those eggs are beautiful.

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