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Monday, June 1, 2009

New Life Right Outside Our Front Door!

During our busy work week we are side door users-it's closer to the kitchen, the second refrigerator for groceries, the laundry/mudroom. So imagine our surprise when we opened the front door this weekend to allow some wonderfully warm spring air to float through the house...we saw straw and grass...could it be? There's something fuzzy in there!

We peeked inside the basket and to our utter delight viewed two newborn birds...

Mom was perched in a tree nearby, whistling loudly that we should get away from her babies! My husband is thinking they are shore birds known locally here as gackles. You'll remember last year we had a similar nest in a pine tree by our front door here.
I am thinking Mom returned but found the basket more convenient and maybe a little less work (I could relate--I am all for less housework myself!)
Look at the gorgeous blue of that little egg, isn't nature an amazing array of color and life?

19 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how adorable Tara! I love the color of that egg, so beautiful. And I would love the opportunity to see these little birds grow in such an easy place to see them:>) What a treat!

A Romantic Porch said...

Tara, How neat! When I saw the blue egg I thought...robins. But I don't know anything about gackles! It will be so fun to watch them grow. xorachel

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic surprise! They look so sweet in the basket.
♥, Susan

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Golly, that color is just gorgeous and you know I am loving this post Tara. How sweet! I found a darling little nest in the driveway this morning. It had pieces of cracked egg in it so I am sure the nest was up for "rent" again. But how it got in the driveway is anyone's guess since there is not a tree anywhere nearby. Have a super great week. xo Lynn

the ungourmet said...

Oh my goodness, how cool is that! My kids would have been thrilled to see that! I will have to show them your photos.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great spot for a nest! Hope you're enjoying the start of SUmmer!

Rhondi said...

It is such a treat when birds do that! I thought of you this weekend becasue I got insome hammock time. Thanks for coming to my porch party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness, those baby birds are too adorable ... what fuzzy little balls of cute! how worried their poor Mama must have been! Thanks for sharing. . .
Cass

Kathleen said...

Hi Tara..
Mary told me you were from LI and pointed me here...
I am out east in Southampton...
Loved your sweet daughter's Communion pics. Our gdau made hers in May too.
Great blog...enjoy your hammock time!

M.Kate said...

OMG!! Tara..this is just awesome!! We have lots of birds here, no blue birds..just lots of other that sings the whole day. So wonderful, in Chinese culture, they love birds esp at home, said to bring lots of good fortune and happiness...so here's to a blessed week..hugs/M

A Joyful Chaos said...

How fun to be able to watch them grow.

bluemuf said...

They are the sweetest little things.

Great capture and thank you for sharing.

Karen

Tracy said...

So sweet! What excitement to see a new feathered-friend family being born! Fun to catch up on your recent posts now we're back from our trip. Happy weekend ahead to you & yours :o) ((HUGS))

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Oh my gosh! How wonderful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such hungry little birds! So cute!

Centsational Girl said...

That is the sweetest ever ! Oh, that blue on the egg, if someone could put that in a paint can, I would swoon.

Love it.

Mary said...

Aww, how sweet! It's like having a biology lesson right at your front door, and you got such great pictures, Tara! :)

Gina said...

Oh they are so precious..what an incredible surprise..and the blue egg is so beautiful! :)

Siobhan said...

Hi Tara,
Im just going over your posts...my gosh...I remember last year when you had the eggs and now again? They are soooo cute!!!