look at what I found! A cuckoo's nest! Actually, I dont think it
belongs to a cuckoo but it's an actual bird's nest nonetheless =)
I found it tucked underneath the leaves of a tall plant by our driveway
and was pretty delighted to see these 2 pink tiny speckled eggs.
They're just about half the size of my thumb actually, just a little
bit bigger than an average jellybean or a peanut M&M. Cute,
I find it pretty amazing and at the same time, amusing, to realize
that we creatures of the animal kingdom are so different and yet
behave so much like each other. I just realized that just like people
who have to leave their kids at home everyday to go to work, Mr.
and Mrs. Birdie had to leave their babies behind to make a living
too. That's how I got to take this picture =)
Just before the sun went down a little later in the afternoon, I
came back too see if anyone was home. I glanced up at the plant
and saw the silhouette of a fan-shaped feathered tail hanging down
from the nest. Out of curiosity to see what kind of bird the eggs
and nest belonged to, I stood on a stool to get a closer look but
I did so ever so quietly so as not to alarm the Birdie household.
I think Mr. or Mrs. Birdie knew I was about to spy on them because
when I reached the nest at eye-level, the feathered one struck a
pose and froze like a statue. *tsk*tsk*
Anyhow, I should have been wiser not to have gotten closer to the
nest. I wouldn't want the family to move out, or, worse, cause Mr.
and Mrs. Birdie to go cuckoo and do something awful like poke holes
on their eggs which birds usually do when they feel threatened.
by Glitterdoll.net 2004
All images taken with a Canon Powershot G5.
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