Jun 19, 2016

~ patio part two and a nest


Over the past couple weeks, I have watched a robin build her nest, from start to finish, inside the second ball of the topiary on the far right. Although she spilled a few twigs, and some mud and grass, she has constructed a sturdy and safe nest for her beautiful blue eggs.

She doesn't seem to mind when I'm sitting... 
I've even recorded her in action. 
Coming and going...

When I go out to water, I forget about the mom and her nest. But when I get close, she reminds me she is there.

She flies out at me and tells me to leave her alone and get away from her eggs.

I tell her not to worry. I'm only watering the plants, and then I'll leave her be...

A couple weeks ago, I stood on a chair and saw one egg. My husband peeked the other day and saw four eggs.


Mama Bird has become much more protective lately... 
Maybe there will be baby birds in time for Father's Day!



I tried to get close enough to get a pic of the eggs, but I don't want to disrupt.. 




Lots of potential boxwood homes!







While watering the front porch the other day, a bird swooped at my husband. Then he saw the nest by the front door...

He carefully removed the beginnings of a nest ~ twigs and grass ~ to avoid future confrontations between Mama Bird and any visitors coming to our front door.

Except I just looked out the front door window to make sure she didn't come back...

She came back alright.

 Major nest.

Better birds than wasps?


Happy Father's Day!




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6 comments:

sharon smith said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful patio, and lush landscape. The nests are a seasonal favorite for me. I love the sound of singing birds.
Enjoy,
Sharon

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Jan, your patio is beautiful. I look forward to seeing your pots every year! Everything looks so pretty and lush.

David & Dianne said...

Good grief you have a lot of beautiful plants. Your patio and veranda look gorgeous. Wish I still had the energy to make that happen!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Definitely better birds than wasps- unless she takes someone's head off! Your patio area is beautiful!

Lisa said...

love the boxwoods! P.S. Where do you find the natural color patio umbrellas? Thx in advance.

The French Tangerine said...

Lisa, the natural umbrellas are from Pottery Barn.. You can't see the mold on them. I need new ones!! XO