We have an unfortunate stand of holly bushes that have grown to around six feet along one side of the walkway leading to the front door of our apartment. I hate them. I have to reach through them to access my outdoor water spigot to water my potted plants, so it’s fun dodging the pointy leaves.
In the last week, I noticed a bird’s nest right above the spigot, mama bird has unfortunately chosen to use a large swath of plastic to help form her nest. The nest is just above my eye level, so I was able to hold up my phone and take this picture of the eggs in the nest.
Below is mama bird, a female red bird, which are a grayish brown color with a reddish breast and a bright orange beak, not bright red like their male counterparts. She flew into a nearby tree and tweeted at me to leave her nest alone after I accessed the water spigot. So I followed her to the tree to see if I could identify what kind of bird she was, and she kept turning her head sideways and looking down at me and chirping. It was really cute because I totally got the message, leave me and my nest alone!
But she chose an unfortunate spot for her nest, so we will be seeing a lot of each other until her eggs hatch and her baby birds grow up and leave the nest. I hope I’ll get a chance to document the baby birds in pictures!