Wednesday, April 16, 2008


What a beautiful day! After a cold start to the week, it warmed up nicely this afternoon. The third graders went on a field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art, so I only had one class today. It was a good feeling to get lesson plans done and student folders reviewed.

After taking a photo of this lovely pot of French lavender in bloom, I noticed a bird flying off the floral arrangement hanging above it in one of those iron scroll work pots. I got out the stepladder and took a peek. Yes- seven little blue speckled eggs in a hidden nest! That's a whole mess of eggs for one little bird!

So far, no picture of Mama Bird. I checked my bird book and decided she was a house wren. I don't remember ever seeing one before. She is too nervous to stay on the nest when I open the back porch door. But we have had a Carolina wren nest on top of our vertical propane tank for the last couple of years.

And here is another new nest that I removed from one of the bluebird boxes long enough to take a picture. I'm not sure what kind of bird made this nest, but I've never known the bluebirds to add moss to line the nest. Looks a little like a mini Green Man to me!

1 comment:

Lynn Majidimehr said...

What fun having bird's nests that you can peek into. We had a bird lay eggs in a nest it had made in a wreath on our front door. It moved the eggs after we found it, but I'm glad we were able to see them first.