Thursday, April 16, 2009

Birds in the Fern

In the last few days, we watched a robin attempt to build a nest on our front porch's column, to no avail. For four days, the poor bird kept building, re-building and dropping the nest all day long. The attempt was finally halted when I hung a fern near the column, in which finches quickly took up residence. They are now busily preparing a nest. I wanted to bring the fern in last night, when it dropped below 50 degrees, but the bird sitting in the fern wouldn't budge. I've decided to allow them to stay, and I'm crossing my fingers that the fern won't come to much harm because of it.

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