Pieced Pastimes: A Bird Intervention...

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Bird Intervention...

There's a little story to this sweet nesting bird.....
This excavator sat in our yard for some time waiting for parts to arrive to do some repair work. The parts finally arrived and my husband went out to start the repairs only to discover that a bird nesting with three eggs had taken up residency in the engine compartment. There was no way to work around the bird, so the nest had to be moved. 
A neighbor tried moving the nest over to his yard with the hope that the mother bird would find it and continue incubating the eggs. This didn't fly with the mother bird, who spent the remainder of the day frantically squawking and diving around the original nesting area, making her unhappy presence known. The neighbor returned with the nest and my husband came up with Plan B. He placed a ladder against the side of his garage, close to where the excavator was parked.
With a gentle hand, he placed the nest on a board at the top of the ladder. 
Thankfully, the loyal mother bird did return to the nest and continued on with her mission. Two of the eggs hatched and she carefully tended to her babies until they were able to fly off on their own adventures. I love a happy ending!
 While we are on the subject of birds, I spotted this beauty while on a recent drive.
Life is all around us - we just need to open our eyes and take a moment to enjoy the view.

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12 comments:

  1. What a sweet story. I'm glad the mama found her nest. We had a problem with birds building nests on top of the columns on our front porch. They weren't the kind of birds that make a pretty nest and are fun to watch. They were the kind that poop all around the edge of the nest to keep predators away. And half the time they miss, so they make the columns and porch disgusting! So, after the last time the babies hatched, I put little fake snakes I got at the dollar store on top of the columns. They think they are real and won't build there. It helps if they have a potted plant they like to build in too.

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  2. That was smart thinking by your husband! Very cute story...thanks for sharing it!

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  3. so glad the mother came to the nest. birds build nests in the funniest places sometimes.

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  4. That is so sweet of your husband! He gets the award for "Best Husband" this week. I know some people think of wildlife as intrusive sometime but what right do we have to interfere with God's creatures? So glad he saved the nest. Most people wouldn't have.

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  5. I loved this story, Suzanne! Your husband is a kind man. I love feeding the birds and watching them around our home--makes me happy.

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  6. I love that there are men around gentle hearted to do that, rather than just destroy the nest. Sadly I think I know more of THOSE men than the gentle hearted ones.

    Well done to all concerned.

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  7. That's such a sweet story~I like it when things end happy.

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  8. How wonderful to not just throw the nest on the ground but go the extra mile and make sure the mommy bird goes back to the nest. There is hope in this world, especially after reading this. Thanks for linking this up at Sunday Blog Love, I'll be featuring this as one of my favorites. Thanks again for sharing this!

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  9. Hello Suzanne.....
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  10. Over the years we've had problems like this and it's sooo hard to see the birds looking for their nest! Now that we have a country house, my husband is best friends with all kinds of birds (?) and he would also go to great lengths to help them. I'll have to show him your post ;)

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  11. That is such a happy story! I was cutting bushes this past spring (I know,bad to trim bushes) and exposed a nest with eggs in it. My neighbor helped me get sticks and we reinforced the nest where I had cut the limbs. The mama bird loved it I think, she sat on the nest. We just have to take care of the little creatures sometimes. Hugs, Lynn

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