Tuesday 12 May 2015
Update on Robin's Nest
About a week and a half ago, I posted a picture of this nest that was still not quite complete. I probably didn't fully express my disappointment, so I will now. Although it is a wonderful thing to experience nature up close and see birds laying and then hatching eggs, I find it very frustrating when they choose to do so in a space that I access regularly.
But, of course, I'll be nice about it; I'll tiptoe around and only go into the shed when I really need to. I'll use some other tool instead of the one I really want that is too close to the nest. And assuming the eggs survive long enough to hatch, I'll probably even lock my outdoor cat in the house for a week to give them the best chance of survival.
In the meantime, I will moan and groan about what a nuisance it is ... and check every few hours to see if any cute chicks have popped up yet!
Here is a shot of newbies in 2013 that were hatched in my old greenhouse (right on top of a pile of pots that I desperately needed):