Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Second Chance

A few weeks ago, the kids informed me that there was a nest in one of our large bushes in the backyard. One day when the neighbor girl was over playing (she's taller and could reach the nest), the kids got the eggs down out of the nest! I was very upset, and explained to them that the momma bird would not take care of the two eggs that remained unscathed (the others got broken of course) because now they had all touched them. Caitlyn was upset, and very disappointed that we would not be a witness to the birth of the baby birds. I did return the two remaining eggs to the nest, but within a few days they had disappeared all together. After lunch today, the kids came in excitedly telling me about a nest in the other bush out back. Sure enough, there was a brand new nest with four beautiful eggs in it. The nest is a little too high for me to see into, but I got the camera out and took a picture to let the kids get a look at the eggs. I'm not sure yet, exactly what kind of bird laid the eggs, but we are going to be very careful not to disturb the nest this time around. I have to admit, even I am excited about the possibility of witnessing the eggs hatching, and the growth of the baby birds. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal and pregnant, but I think it will be incredible! Thank God the birds decided to give us a second chance!


Jennifer Warriner said...

Wow! What beautiful eggs! I can't wait to see what happens!