This evening, I decided to grill chicken. Yep. Grill. It was at least 75 degrees today, so I thought it was time to start the barbeque season! Upon opening my barbeque for the first time since summer, I was presented with a gift..
Can you believe it????
It's pretty big, too-about 3 1/2 inches high and the nest opening is about 3 inches wide!
Here's the cool part: I was just wondering yesterday if just maybe Brenna and I would discover a nest this spring when we took our walks.
I didn't think about what would happen when I barbequed!
Miss Party was very interested as well, but she got the big, "SHOO!" from me.
I wondered how the birds got in and out:
It had to have been this opening on the side. Kinda cool to think the bird family had a safe and dry spot for the winter.
I, of course, took it off the barbeque, marveling at the craftmanship. Bits of material, strong twigs, ribbon, feathers all intertwined to make a strong home. The twigs were interesting as they were fairly uniform in length. They were stacked up to give the nest it's height and large base. Do you think the birds broke them off of trees? Or did the master craft-bird find a large pile that some homeowner had when they trimmed their tree?
It's in my house (up from Miss Party's nose). It's on my dining room table for now, and I love it!!
Thanks, birds, for the gift you left..