Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The "Quints" have arrived. . .
So if you have followed my blog you may know the saga of DH building and hanging bird houses here and there in the yard. . . but as nice as those were nothing beats the top of the plug near the ceiling on our front porch. . . or so it seems as many generations have begun their lives on the plug. . .
As more and more Mommy birds nested on the plug the amount of kids they had also grew. We went from our first family having three little ones... to four... and now to five. Last year DH was concerned the babies would fall out of the nest as they grew so he built a "deck" around the plug/nest. Here is a photo of those babies and then as they grew:
But as DH worked on the porch remodel this Spring the plug was downsized so no bird could build another nest on it. It seems the porch is popular with the bird Mommies so where there is a will, there is a way... In the front corner of the porch, on top of a post, is a small area and a Mommy decided to build a new nest there. DH "flew" into action and built a new platform with a lip around the edge so no nest or babies would fall out -- both as babies or as they grew. He hung this platform near the ceiling of the porch as high as the old plug was as the birds like to be up high.
DH had to move the new, now in progress, nest to this platform without touching it so he used his drywall putty knife and scooped up the nest and into the platform it went. Within a day the bird Mommy located her nest and kept remodeling things until it was time for the little ones' arrivals...
We are now proud to show our new tenants on the platform, the "Quints":
Soin enough they will grow and be gone... just like our kids! :0) TFL and YOLO