Monday, October 21, 2013

I miss the Cat Bird..................

 Today I had to clean some bittersweet nightshade out of my lilacs.  It had become very entwined and was pulling the lilac down.  (My fault for letting it go so long).


My reason was that removing it would mean that the Cat Bird nest which nestled in the lilacs would probably be torn apart by the removal of the vine.  I really wanted it to stay so the bird would come back next year.  Alas, it came out, too.  This nest was so interesting - soft grasses in the middle, even some soft feathers, then made with weeds and barks and sticks.  The most interesting thing, though, was the addition on the outside of different pieces of plastic, even a plastic label.  It looked like some of the pieces of plastic had been torn apart so they would serve some sort of purpose. 

I hope the Cat Bird comes back next year.  It was so nice having her.         Diane 
 

5 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

One does have to wonder how birds choose the nesting material. I do hope that Catbird comes back to your yard again.

purplehaze said...

What a blessing to learn a little of the life of a fellow creature! I do hope the cat bird
comes back too:)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It truly is amazing what those little birdies can do when they are building a nest. :)

Kit said...

Such a beautiful treasure! I hope she comes back too! :) Kit

Name: Amanda said...

They are so resourceful aren't they? So amazing! xobean