Monday, May 2, 2011

Inspiration by Kecia....

Kecia has been keeping us posted on Facebook about a nest that a little birdie was building on her front porch.  The bird had been working hard, building...building...building.  Once the nest was built Kecia took a picture of what was inside and...you guessed it...a sweet, beautiful...gorgeous actually...blue egg.  She waited some time and then took another snap, and there was a second egg.     As I was admiring them from my computer I started to wonder if birds ever use the same nest more than once.  Think about it.  If the nest is intact and they have had successful use of it in a prior year...would they return and use it again?  If you read Prim's magazine and happened to read my article in the last issue you know that the inspiration from my bird dolls comes from a sweet little couple that had been building their nest (on top of one of my outdoor speakers that is up under the eaves) in my backyard.  They have returned for a number of years now.  Each year, after the little ones fly away, I take the nest down and use it on my front porch in a little display I put together.  Last year I didn't take the nest down.  After Kecia's second photo of the two sweet eggs I started to wonder if maybe my little friends had returned and I just didn't know it because 1. there has been so much rain I haven't been spending time in the yard and 2. because they just flew in, did their business laying eggs and they are now incognito...hangin' with the other neighborhood birds. 

Now let me tell you that my backyard nest is not easy to get to.  I had to get out the big ladder...climb way way up....use my cell phone camera so I could stick my arm way up there and squeeze my phone in.  Of course, for the first 4 snaps I just caught the upside of the speaker with lots of bird...uh hum...stuff...but my 4th snap...

I struck gold!!!  

They returned!!

5 comments:

Debbi said...

Isn't that the happiest discovery! Enjoy your lovely house guests! Perfect.
~Debbi

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a wonderful discovery!

Diana said...

Oh just love this Colleen. What a joyful discovery. Thanks for climbing the ladder!
Hugs
Diana

Lunettes de soleil Versace said...

vous fashion.thank pour le partage

kecia said...

i have obviously been not keeping up with my blog reading! bad kecia! it was fun to stumble on this old post about birdies!

xoxo,

kecia

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