06 June 2010

New Life

A face only a mother can love
This nest is right outside our front door, safely tucked away in the branches of a pine tree. I never would have known it was there, had I not seen the mother flying around with something large and heavy in her beak. She dropped it on the driveway, picked it up and dropped it again on the grass. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a dead baby bird.

I noticed momma bird was staying very close to one particular tree. When I followed her to that tree I saw there was a nest in it, and as I inched closer to it, another baby bird peaked over the brim and opened its little beak. I backed away not wanting to frighten momma bird and picked up Lola, pointing out the nest to her.

When I returned fifteen minutes later to take a picture of the mother in her nest, she kindly showed me her other new child and the one on the way. The eggs must have hatched today. Happy Birthday, baby birds!


  1. Anonymous07 June, 2010

    I am so curious about northwood after reading your blog. Hopefully we will make it up there in anot to far away future.

  2. Update on the bird's nest. The egg is gone, but there is still only one baby in there... It's a mystery!

  3. How sweet. I hope that last little baby makes it.

    Stopping by from SITS.


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