Monday, June 27, 2011

Building a Nest

A few weeks ago I started to notice that one of my hanging plants wasn't doing so well. I first blamed it on the Texas heat and my missing a few days of watering...however, I soon discovered we had ourselves a little visitor.
She started building a nest and making herself a little home! (In the shade, mind you! Smart little birdy!) I had so much fun watching her! On a daily basis I'd head out back with my camera to see what she was up to. IMG_2113-1w
Some days she wanted nothing to do with me... IMG_2087-1w
Others she was a little more willing to show her face!IMG_2088-1w
Finally one day I decided to take out the ladder and see what was going on in that little nest of hers. IMG_2094-1w
I was excited to find two small surprises!
Needless to say, I got a little 'camera-happy'!IMG_2132-1w
She, on the other hand, was not too pleased about this!IMG_2143-1w
After hiding behind the hibiscus plant, and trying to coax her with a little bit of sweet talking... ("please just give me one cool shot for my blog! I'll be forever grateful!")...I was just about ready to give up... IMG_2160-1w
and then I got this shot! Thank you mama-bird and baby-bird! IMG_2115-1w
Sweet Shot Day

Stay tuned for a few more shots of our winged visitors! Last Friday the baby birds started flapping their wings getting ready to fly!


  1. That's a perfect spot for a nest. How clever Mrs. Bird!

  2. oh wow, you got some great shots! :) thanks for linking up with the simple things this week. R

  3. Neat...especially that last one!

  4. oh wow! I am so glad momma bird give you that great shot! Fantastic capture!!

  5. Excellent images. Glad mama and baby played nice for the last shot.

  6. These are so beautiful! Lucky you to have a nest right in your backyard!

  7. I love birds, and watching them nest. These photos are brilliant. Happy Tuesday.

  8. I love these birds!! I had a feeling that is what you were using that ladder for!