I thought that we had solved the problem we have with our resident house finches on our front porch. We put new light fixtures on the house late last summer...ones that would be impossible to build a nest on. Well....here is the next chapter in this story. Hmmmm! Where did these come from?
A little bird sat on my front porch rail..
Shaking his head and bobbing his tail.
A glance at the light fixture up on the wall...
To his lady in the tree, he gave a sad call.
"Our home's been destroyed..what shall we do?
The light on the wall was now shiny and new.
You see in the past, their nest had been there...
They flew to and fro with nary a care.
The man of the house decided to change it...
These two little finches will now have a fit.
The lady came out with a wreath that was nice...
The wee feathered couple didn't think twice.
They busied themselves in the next day or two...
Bringing things to build..a home that was new.
Before we could change it, the nest on the wreath...
Was built and completed.. my chair just beneath.
A little while later, while taking a peek.
Five eggs were laid in a tiny bird heap.
Now when I sit in my favorite chair...
The tiny couple just has to beware.
They fly to and fro to the wreath on the wall...
One sits on a branch to his mate gives a call.
They're a loving couple.. always together..
I'm sure they'll be here in all kinds of weather.
The man of the house, he grumbles a bit...
But he cares for these birdies who just want to sit,
On their nest on the wreath that hangs on the wall.
What a better life now.. for one and for all.