Look at what has appeared just outside my bedroom window! This had to have been yesterday or today. I know for certain it wasn’t there before that. I have a sneaking suspicion that this robin and her mate are the ones who were displaced from the cedar tree.
These birds have picked a busy spot, over the back deck, near the back door which is high traffic around here. Not sure about the electrical wires being an ideal choice. Fortunately, it looks as though the nest will not be accessible by the interested parties you see here.
They are enjoying all the luxuries of a fine hotel, including the bird spa. The house is due to be painted next week. Wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to protect the nest. I also have bird houses with no vacancy on the other side of the house, and I am hoping they will be unscathed by the house painting.
Chances are the birds won’t be in it, when people are around, but the eggs might be. Wondering if it is covered in plastic, while they are spraying will do the trick, just so long as no one touches the nest. I would not like to see them ousted again.
This was a lucky shot, a still captured from a video I took. With these birds outside my window, I am anticipating I will have a natural alarm clock. Just hoping it isn’t going to be too early, but then that is wishful thinking, as I believe they are up at the crack of dawn.
Here is my favorite spot to sit in the garden, which as of yet, is still sporting dead stalks from last year.
Today was hot, with a breeze offering welcome relief. Great weather in store for the entire weekend. But the yard work may have to wait, as I am considering going to Fish Creek Park for a little plein air.
And lastly, please send healing thoughts to my mother. The quilt you see on the garden bench, was made by her. This is her blog. She has recently been diagnosed with a temporary condition, requiring prednisone, which without proper treatment can lead to other complications. We are awaiting the test results, so your prayers are welcome.
In the meantime, have a marvelous May long weekend!