Monday, May 4, 2009

She's Baaaaaacckk!

Last year, a bird showed up on the back porch, flitting around looking for the best spot to build a nest. She settled on a narrow ledge right where the column connects to the ceiling. At first, I didn't think it was such a smart choice because the dog house is directly below it and can you imagine the huskies' excitement when baby birds would start to drop out of the sky? It would be like Christmas for them! But for the momma bird? Not so much. I was worried. But this location did have its perks--her nest would be directly visible from my living room window and I would have a front row seat to nature at its finest. And eventually, all the babies flew away, alive and well.

And look who showed up last month!
I don't know if it's the same momma bird--or one of her babies--but it's a momma bird, nonetheless. She built her nest in the same spot and I've been enjoying watching her prepare for the arrival of her babies. She works hard during the day getting everything just right, making sure that her little ones will have a safe and nurturing environment. She keeps her nest warm and guards and protects it. It kind of reminds me of this...
I know I'm a week early but all of those Teleflora, ProFlowers, and FTD Florists commercials are getting to me. Happy Mother's Day!

(Edited to add: That's a picture of me pregnant with Little pup 5 years ago--I'm not pregnant!)

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13 comments:

  1. I haven't seen that picture in a while. Sweet.

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  2. happy mother's day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

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  3. Awwww Ali, I love the nest and impending baby bird arrival. Maybe you'll be able to get some pictures.
    I always love a belly shot too!
    Happy Mother's day to you!!

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  4. Two years in a row we had a cardinal's nest in a tree outside our kitchen window. It was pretty much at eye level (though the kids needed a chair). It was so fun to watch. We have moved and I still wonder if those birds are coming back each year!

    This year some birds tried to build a nest in our gas grill. I opened the lid and that put them to a stop. Several days later, my hubs cleaned up what they had built and closed the lid and within minutes they were back and building! How did they know there are two little holes on each side of the lid that they could get into?

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  5. I love this picture Ali is has to be one of the sweetest ones!!
    I can't believe it's been a year since I saw teh last picture man time sure flies!

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  6. Those are great pictures! Happy Mother's Day early. :)

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  7. I have a little birdie who builds her nest in the same place on my front porch every year. I'm going to miss her when we move!

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  8. Oh! And I gave you an award!

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  9. I have to tell you that this post really made me smile. I guess the tendency to "nest" isn't just limited to Moms of the human kind, now is it?

    Happy (almost) Mother's Day, pregnant Mama. I hope your family showers you with love on Sunday!

    -Francesca

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  10. Just stopping by from SITS to say hello! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Now I'm off to spend a little time on your blog:)
    Hugs, Sandy

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  11. Oh.. so very sweet!!! How cool that the bird keeps coming back!

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  12. How fun to watch nature at its best. They can be very protective and sometimes it's interesting when you have to walk under/by the next.

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