“Another Sign”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Another sign that spring is just about here or is already here showed up today. As I was checking the rex begonias in the little portable green house in the back garden, I noticed what I thought at first was a mass of dead leaves. Just as I was wondering what a ball of dead leaves would be doing in the corner, I realized it was a bird’s nest.
It is positioned on top of a container for Red Robin, a Rex Begonia I posted about a few days ago. I don’t know if I should move the nest or what. I sure don’t want Red Robin to be covered up and die since it is just starting to put out new leaves for the spring. But, on the other hand, I can’t stand the thought of disturbing a mother bird in her new home. I was unable to see into the nest this afternoon, but tomorrow I will try to see if anything is in there. I think I could gently lift it up and remove the container of Red Robin and then very gingerly place the nest back in the corner.
I am used to the birds building nests in my hanging baskets of ferns, but this is a first time they have built in an area such as this. I seem to remember another blogger had a similar nest built in their garage or shed last year, but now I can’t remember who that was or how things turned out. I’ll be sure to post the outcome of the house moving.
I think you would have to agree that this nest building certainly seems to be a good sign that spring is here in South Louisiana.