when we returned home after 6 weeks away, the first outstanding change we saw was the amount of
growth of weeds, bushes, flowers in glorious bloom (the flowers were the good part!) So, i started the clean-up/clear out of the area around the trellis next to the house so i could get the hanging baskets up. big surprise.... there was a bird nest on a cross piece of the trellis about 3 feet above the ground... and a gorgeous work of art this nest was. covered in moss with a smooth dirt and weed interior... and 4 eggs. so, i stopped with the clean up and did no more pruning around there. later, i found a place i could see the nest from a distance so i wouldn't disturb the mama. and did she ever give me the beady stink eye but i used telephoto lens to get her photo.
when i could see she wasn't on the nest, i'd sneak a peek at what was going on. i looked on the interwebs for info on what type of bird this is and think it might be a house sparrow. if anyone has any other knowledge or guesses, please let me know.
|looks like 2 babies hatched - scrawny looking, big bulge where there will be eyes|
|after a few days there was a downy pre-feather covering. and still just 2 hatchlings|
|after another few days they had feathers, eyes and beaks and were waiting to be fed.|