Do you like surprises?
You do? Well, me too!
Today I went out to the front porch to water my newly-acquired hanging ferns. When I reached up with the watering can, I noticed what looked like a nest. I was a little surprised, as a few days earlier, I had removed what I had thought was an old nest from that same fern. Apparently an old nest it was not, for when I brought this one down, I was surprised to see five tiny eggs in it. The empty nest I had removed must have been her initial attempt at making a home for her future babies.
This tenacious little momma-to-be had returned to build another nest in the same spot AND had laid eggs in it before it was discovered! I carefully nestled the nest back into its fern hiding place and hoped that Momma bird would return to sit on her eggs. I left the fern alone for several hours and then took a peek out the dining room window. What I saw caused my heart to do a little jig. She had returned and was sitting serenely in the nest.
I'm so glad that I didn't cause her to abandon those sweet little eggs.
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