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Monday, April 25, 2011

Who's Living in My Wreath?

 I said that I never buy an expensive wreath for the front of the house. I tend to make my own and make it simply, because invariably the house finches make their nest in my wreaths. The wreath is on the front porch...a sheltered, quiet place. A quiet place... unless we want to sit there and then the little birds fly to and from as we go in and out the door. We have always been able to coexist with the birds.

I hadn't checked the front porch for a couple of days, because of the rainy weather and high winds. I was in for a surprise when I looked out and saw this nest with the dried grasses blowing in the breeze. It's quite a dramatic nest...I recognize the grasses from my next door neighbor's yard. I thought that it was a rather large nest for a house finch. I saw the finches pulling the grassy strings out of my cocoa mulch liner just a few feet away from the wreath. They kept going back and forth with this material in their mouths. They were not going to the nest, however.I'm thinking that they may be wanting to build a nest in this hanging basket, yet to be planted.....and if they do...well, I don't know what I will do when it's time to plant it.

The sidewalk has been littered with little pieces of dried leaves and mulch. No matter how often I sweep it...it can be  messy again in a short time. We got ready for Mass on Easter Sunday and as we were driving out the drive, a robin flew into the nest. So, that's who's living in my wreath. I looked this morning and it's a very sturdy nest. She is sitting in it bobbing up and down and twisting her body around and around to make just the right curved place for her eggs. I peaked, when she left, and didn't see any eggs. This is the first time a robin has nested there. I hope she is patient with us.. and lets us sit there once in a while :)


Zoey said...

How lucky to have a robin's nest!

I, too, have a wreath on the front of my house that the robins used to make a nest or two in every year.

For the past three years I have not decorated the wreath (a big heart-shaped twig wreath), but left it hanging. No robin has made a nest since I stopped decorating it. I guess they only like well decorated digs!

I love having the nest and watching the baby birds. Maybe I still have time to decorate it and get a nest! I think I will do that this week.

Balisha said...

This nest is just above our chairs that we sit on. We have a small porch..or I would be able to move them. Robins can be a little messy and are big poopers LOL We will have to be careful. Balisha

acorn hollow said...

we had a robin build a nest on one of my husbands ladders that he stores on the outside of the barn. It was so much fun climbing up taking pictures. She was not happy. how fun that it happens to you every year.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Aw-w...what a nice gift for spring. Robin's eggs are such a beautiful shade of blue...keep us updated.

garden girl said...

Aw, sweet Balisha! We have a nest on one of our upstairs bathroom window sills. I haven't opened the (frosted glass) window to see what kind of nest it is but I think it's probably robins by what I can see from the patio.

They sure do make a mess digging for worms and bugs. Between the birds and squirrels digging and scattering, and the maples shedding, lately our sidewalks and patio are always such a mess! With all the rain most days I can't even get out there to sweep or blow them off.