Several weeks ago, the nest that stayed all winter was torn down and then… it was not rebuilt. I threw up a bunch of ferns to make the porch more inviting, moved another feeder out front, and… nothing. I began to worry- where are my birds? Were the ferns too small? Did the black snake under my porch (it’s a biggun) scare them off? WHERE ARE MY BIRDS?
I am pleased to report that when I went to Lowe’s today for more soil, I saw a bird fly out of the ferns. I went over, checked, and sure enough there are five tiny eggs in a petite little nest. So it looks like at least one more generation of birds.
I’m very excited. I was filing the birdfeeders and putting out suet this evening, and momma sat in the wire and sassed me until I left. So we have healthy eggs and an alert mom. And that is good. I’ll take some pictures in a couple days.
I was actually suffering in silence, really upset that my house was being shunned, so this came as such a relief.