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Photo Description The biggest surprise came this morning when I noticed the bunch of finch nests hanging from a tree in our neighbor's garden. If we take the time to stand still for a few minutes, nature truly becomes our Grace from Above!
After an unusually cold winter here in South Africa, it is a total blessing to start seeing signs that the seasons are changing. Our apricot tree is sporting its first few small blossoms, and the days are slowly getting warmer.
The biggest surprise came this morning when I noticed the bunch of finch nests hanging from a tree in our neighbor's garden. If we take the time to stand still for a few minutes, nature truly becomes our Grace from Above!
Pretoria, South Africa
Here is a photo of a grapevine basket that I had placed in our garage. I was going to use it for something else. What a surprise to find that a mother bird decided to use it to build her nest!
This really surprised my hubby and me since there is so much activity in our garage. I hope that you can see that there are at least two eggs in the nest and the mother bird has over compensated the size of the nest and has a very small opening for her to go in and out.
We are trying to steer clear of the basket in hopes that the bird will continue to sit on the nest and have babies soon. I will definitely put the basket up in a tree once the babies are finished using it so that it can be used again.
Source: Me: Amazed once again at the wonders of wildlife!
By Lee from Jesup, GA
While checking my bluebird houses, to my surprise I found five little babies sleeping. I am sure Mommy and Daddy Bluebird will be busy keeping these little mouths full.
Carolina Beach State Park, North Carolina
Last year a bird built a nest on top of the electrical box, which is just under the gutters. This year another bird claimed it as her home and today I found the new babies just hatched, how cute.
I noticed that each time I entered my garden shed, a house finch flew out. I was puzzled for a while. Then, I discovered just what was going on.
I was dog sitting the house across the street. When I took their dog out the first morning, at their huge gas grill I heard a thumping noise. A bird flew out and sat nearby as I opened the grill. This is such a beautiful sign of spring.
This year, a pair of house finches have "set up housekeeping" in one of our front yard garden hanging baskets with geraniums. There are 5 eggs and they will hatch in about 2 weeks.
This isn't really a tip, but I really wanted to share this picture. Apparently these birds took extra care when decorating their nest for their new baby.
This motorcycle helmet was found in our garage with a bird nest and baby eggs in it. We hung it in a tree!
This is the picture of a bird trying to find twigs and build a nest in the water. She manages to find the twig and is struggling to get it... and all this is happening with about hundreds of people looking around the bird and she does not care as she is sure of not being hurt by anyone.