Finding the Nests

In a week or so, I’ll find all the bird nests of spring in my neighborhood. I love observing the bright blue and speckled eggs and the growth of the chicks, but I also simply love watching the nest construction. The process fascinates me each new spring.

When I find a new nest, I always look to see what unique materials the bird used–like straw or a shoestring or a piece of cloth. What wonderful things to observe in nature. This year, I’m looking for the nest of the hummingbird, morning dove, and sparrow in addition to the regular arrival of the robins and northern cardinals.

What joy!

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