Monday, March 22, 2010

There's a Nest ON Our Front Door!

I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! We always have several nest around our house in bushes and trees during this time of year. We have multiple birdhouses in the back yard for this very reason and love to watch the baby birds hatch and learn to fly. We have been able to see first hand the miracle of this process.

A few weeks back, I put a new wreath on our front door, a very inexpensive one I found at WalMart, but one I though looked nice and Spring-ish. Last night when we arrived home after church, Jeremy noticed a bird fly off the front porch area when he approached to unlock the door. This was the second time that day, so he decided to investigate. Sure enough, this tiny little bird, who I have been hearing chirping outside our front door every morning for over a week, had constructed a tiny little nest in the top of our wreath! I thought it was camouflaged pretty well.

I managed to get a picture of the six tiny little eggs inside the nest. We have never seen eggs around our house this tiny before and can't wait to see what type of bird hatches! We will definitely have to be careful opening and shutting the door for awhile. :D