Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Signs of Spring

At the left side of our front door (as you're going out) is a rather awkward looking yew shrub. Each time we go in or out of the front door, a little bird flies out of the yew and to the edge of the yard where we can't see it. We kept saying, "This is not a good place to try to build a nest."
I took a closer look today and, well, it's too late - not only a nest built in it but 4 tiny speckled eggs! I assume it's a sparrow of some kind but haven't caught mama on the nest yet to get a good look at her. There is something so precious about this fight for survival and replication all the birds have right now.

Now I need to get back to painting while I have some time.


Deborah A. Léger said...

How awesome to have baby cardinals so close and to be able to see their progress. Will you photograph and paint them as they grow?

RHCarpenter said...

Jerry took some photos of the babie (3 yesterday evening but this morning = 4 little ones huddled together to stay warm). I'll post when they start looking a bit prettier!