Twinkle of Appreciation
finished bird’s nest
During our walk about the yard last evening, we found a completed bird’s nest awaiting occupation. Due to the harsh drought in our area during the past summer, this evergreen holly (among many) succumbed to its demise. However, as a parting gift, its skeleton provides sturdy footing for the builders. The nest is securely wedged among the branches. Delightfully, it is at my eye level and from my bedroom window, I can view “into it”. Based on the amount of cardinals flitting around our windows the past few weeks, attracting the attention of the inside fur-children, I suspect the beautiful nest belongs to one of the cardinal couples.
The inside fur-children do not realize it yet, the exciting entertainment in store for them. (Or do they?). Obviously the holly needs replacing – but not until the expected off-springs “leave the nest”. I will save the nest as a reminder of this Twinkle of Appreciation.
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