Two days ago, I tightened Norma Jean’s sun shield. Her sun shield is the green plastic we have covering the side of her pen that is blasted by the hot Paso Robles sun. This works GREAT. With the fan and this shield, she and Dodger have always been very comfortable.
OK, well anyway, I tightened it up just two days ago. At that time, there was no bird’s nest on the roof. (Not a good place because the cats can get up there…)
Yesterday, I noted a nest. IT WAS MADE IN 24 HOURS! I couldn’t believe it! They used mostly branches, but they anchored it with a live tree branch, live leaves and horse hair! I loved it.
I crawled up there and saw no eggs.
BUT… today, I went outside to feed, and the nest was GONE. Totally. No sign of it. Either a cat swiped it off the eave, or the wind. I couldn’t find any remnants. My photos are the only remains of the nest.
I’m actually glad because a cat would have gotten the Mama or babies.
THE BABY BIRD IN THE NEWSBOX.
In case you missed the original story, look here.
I went back to the mailboxes and did see the Mama sitting on her nest again. So at least I know that I didn’t scare her away forever.
Today, I got the mail and gingerly peeked inside and didn’t see Mama, but I did see one baby peeking out at me. He’s a little bigger than before.
A few weeks ago I told you that I separated BG from Finn and Wrigley to make sure she gets all of her herbs for her hives. The poor girl has continual hives and we have tried just about everything.
She seems to be getting better! Her coat looks almost normal. But, I’m holding judgement until high summer comes.
Anyway, she looks pretty good! I’m so happy for her!