Monday, May 07, 2007

Treasures in my hedge

So while having some of the hedges cut down along our property the contractor found a small nest with 4 babies in it. Loud squacky little guys too LOL. Being a big softie himself, he put the nest in one of the bushes at the front of our house. He gets points for not tossing the nest in the chipper but he obviously doesn't have children because the nest is in full view of the front window.

Which means my 2 girls can keep an eye on them.If anything was to happen to those little ones I might be flooded out by their tears. Of course they had to be named so let me introduce you to Lulu, Twirl, Hershey & Steve.

Good news is that the mommy found them and was feeding them. Bad news? The nest wasn't stable and when she landed on it a short time ago it flipped over. Ryleigh and I were watching at the time and she freaked. So moments later there I am with a teatowel cooing at the little babies as I pluck them out of the bush and put them back in the nest.

I got a chair and put them in a near by tree. After getting some string and tieing the nest to a couple branches, so I don't have to worry about it tumbling out. My concern now is that I'm not sure of the adult birds will find them. I've seen them land in the spot where the nest was and so far haven't seen them in the tree. Oh man I may flood the house if they get abandoned.

4 hours later: All's well. The mommy bird has been spotted feeding the babies in the nest. I'm relieved she found them. *BG*


Beth Ciotta said...

Awesome pictures and story, FeyRhi. The names... Soooo cute. But Steve? Lulu, Twirl, Hershey and.... STEVE? *snicker*. You did a wonderful thing saving those birdies. So glad the mom found them!

FeyRhi said...

Sgeve makes me laugh too. I questioned Ryleigh about that as well and she told me that Hammy's (the squirell from Over the Hedge) real name is Steve. I'm not sure where she got that info but it's too cute to question any farther.

Mechele Armstrong said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww! too cute. LOL love the names.

FeyRhi said...

Yes they were, we lost a couple of them but I told the girls they grew up and flew away. Ryleigh saw a couple birds in the tree the other day and got all excited saying that Steve and Hershey came back to visit her. I didn't have the heart to tell that the birds in the tree were doves and that her birds are grackles LOL