Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I went outside to water plants this morning and found this. I usually just water the hanging baskets with them still hanging but I thought they might get a better drink if I sat them down on the ground - after I put this one down I found this bird nest. I have no idea how long it has been there so I don't know if there were more eggs and this one just failed to hatch or if mama bird was somewhere watching me. I put the basket back up on the hook - I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens.
Critters seem to be everywhere here - last night hubby saw something on the squirrel feeder - we knew we had a raccoon but last night there were two out there! (and we don't live in the country!) Of course as soon as the dog spots one she runs them off, but they come right back. No wonder the corn disappears so quickly!

1 comment:

Daffycat said...

Your nest is clean (baby birds s*** all over it lol) so I'd say that's the first egg. Mama lays one egg a day for 4-6 days and they will probably hatch in 20 days or so. WATCH for Cowbird eggs appearing in the nest! Cowbird eggs look similar but are obviously NOT the owners eggs. Remove the parasite eggs if they appear. See my post from last year:


I get House finches in my Boston fern every year. It makes for fun plant watering times!!! Have fun and enjoy those babies!