Friday, May 3, 2013


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.

Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                                              ~Norma Jean~


  1. How fun! Any baby birds yet?

    1. I'm happy to report that all 5 eggs hatched! The birds have already left the nest and I have been able to reclaim my fern!