The weatherman warned that we may have frost in our city overnight last night. I covered my plants in the back yard with bed sheets and I was going to bring in my smaller basket of flowers that hangs on the front deck. When I unhooked the basket of flowers and lowered it to the railing of the deck, I discovered that a bird’s nest was created in the bed of flowers! It may sound crazy but I feel honored that this bird would choose to build its nest in my hanging basket of flowers. I didn’t/don’t have the heart to disturb the lovely nest (work of art in nature) so I took a few photos and put the plant back in place. We didn’t get frost so the plant is fine this morning. If we would have had frost and the plant would have died, I would have left it hanging for the birds’ sake but I don’t want to deliberately kill the plant by not watering it.
I want to be able to water the plant to keep it alive but I don’t want to disturb the nest or harm the eggs or the baby birds once they are in the nest. I hope I can do both successfully.I was surprised to learn how quickly birds can build a nest. I don’t know when they began their work but I only bought and hung this basket of flowers last Saturday – five days before discovering the nest! The nest may not be completely finished because the base looks a little sparse. Or do they build from the bottom up?
Ken saw a robin in the nest this morning!