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*
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