Bird's Nest (2004-05-13)
Last year we found a dead nestling on the ground next to the power
post in front of our apartment. We couldn't figure out
where it came from since there aren't any trees in the immediate
vicinity of the building. Today when I was sitting in the
parking lot looking up at the sparrows, I saw two flew toward our
apartment and landed on the electricity wire, each carrying a small
in its beak. They then disappeared into a hole on the
bottom of a metal box which is mounted on top of the post and
reappeared minus the twig. Those two birds would fly back and
forth several more times with more twigs while stopping for
birdfeed on their way in search of building
materials. It was all very amusing to watch them work and then it
dawned on me that last year's dead nestling must have fallen from its
nest inside the metal box.
They've picked a good spot to build the nest. It is high
up in the air away from predators and there is no fear that bigger
birds will encroach on it because the hole opening to the nest is only
small. No wonder I can't sell them my bird house.
Well at least I know they have a safe place to raise a family.
Hope no nestling plunges to the ground this year.
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