larger in a new window I was out in my yard a couple of days ago when my neighbor called me over to the fence. He knows I am interested in birds so he told me to come over to his back deck, he said, " I have something I want to show you." larger in a new windowHe took down one of his hanging baskets and said, "Look in here" There, hidden amongst the geraniums was the cutest bird's nest with four eggs in it. He pointed out the bird that the nest belonged to. It was a pine siskin.

larger in a new windowI was so pleased and thanked him. He said, "There's more." He walked over to another large flower pot on the deck and spread the geraniums apart a little bit and there was another nest. This one was a junco's nest. I was surprised and very pleased. It is a mystery why they both chose to build their nests in pots of geraniums on the same deck. In all the years I have been watching birds, this has to be one of the best events I have witnessed.

After telling this story to my neighbor on the other side he said, " I have a robin's nest I want to show you." What a great treat. There is just something cool about a wild bird's nest with eggs in it. I hope all of them hatch and the babys grow into adults. Thanks to my neighbors Bill and Jeanette Bergstrom for letting me photograph these nests.


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