However to my shock and delight two events happened .. a couple of years ago when the deck from hell was being destroyed and a new one built .. I found an amazing tiny treasure in my Karley Rose grass .. a beautiful nest complete with eggs from the previous year .. I felt guilt because the mom may have deserted the nest do to the foot traffic around the grass .. then when I meant to save the nest ..
It got lost in the MESS of the back garden with the deck building.
Second was even a bigger shock .. chickadees (one of my most favourite little birds) set up a nest in an ornamental birdhouse built on old branches as garden art .. husband and I were both so surprised !
I worried because it has a metal roof .. but, it is in the shade and has a wonderful elderberry shrub Sutherland Gold that adds extra protection
Chickadees are VERY fast birds and settle only seconds .. so pictures of them are usually blurred I am sorry to say !
I saw some SERIOUS HIGH PRICES !! .. do birds have banks and mortgage specialists, to wrestle a mortgage out of ???!!!
A lot of "Are you KIDDING me?" was being said over and over again ..
Would you believe $429.00 ?? for the above mansion ... and $255.00 for the bottom one ...
Talk about "how crazy is this ??" .... I am NOT that crazy .. nope ! not even if I win the lottery type of crazy wanted to burn money to light a fire to roast a marshmallow type of crazy !
There are even kits to make houses that end up cheaper($14.99) ..
These above two are in the $23 range which is fine with me .. but look at the other cuties I found .. of course higher in price but not as bad as the first ones ..
I love this PINK one (Gracie this is for you girl !)
The Christmas themed one .. well Darla girl I think that is right up your ally ?
In the end .. I am just happy that these little wonders of the bird kingdome like my garden enough to have their babies in ... so I'll clean out the old one and ordered some new ones and wait to see if the sweet cycle of life will happen in front of our eyes again ?