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Old 05-30-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It is a spring again as we all know and the birds are everywhere. Ever since the year we moved here a mommy and daddy have decided my hanging plant on the front porch was designed for their family and this year is no different. I could watch from my dining room window as the built their home. Then I watch as mom would fly away but always returned. Of course from there I say her bringing the guys their food. I would water my plant, which for a few years I didn't do, thinking I might drowned them, and as I watered either mom would fly away or the last couple of days they would holler at me, to leave them alone. Yesterday one was standing at the edge of the plant but was to chicken to take the leap. This morning 2 were still in the plant. Well I went out about an hour ago, to water and right in front of me, the last one decided to fly away. I watched from the minute he hit the ground (actually landed on my basil plant) then he flew to the next plant and finally he took off and ended up with mommy in the nearest tree. She just stood there and watched him as he made his way in the real world.

If it happens this year, like last, the cardinals will be next. I guess they will sign a lease or something cause they will pretty much use the same home and I will watch from the dining room window again, as the process develops.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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update: well, now that the babies have left the hanging plants, at least for awhile another family has decided to build on our property, but not in the trees, the plants or the flower beds. Where? they made their nest in our garage, on the electric door motor and light. We rarely keep our garage door open, but we did last Friday and they said: wow, another place to call home. Now we have it open, at least a crack all the time so mommy can go back and forth.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:46 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Neat! But...where are the pictures. No fair teasing us.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:02 AM
 
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Neat! But...where are the pictures. No fair teasing us.
Yes! Pic! Pic!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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It is a spring again as we all know and the birds are everywhere. Ever since the year we moved here a mommy and daddy have decided my hanging plant on the front porch was designed for their family and this year is no different. I could watch from my dining room window as the built their home. Then I watch as mom would fly away but always returned. Of course from there I say her bringing the guys their food. I would water my plant, which for a few years I didn't do, thinking I might drowned them, and as I watered either mom would fly away or the last couple of days they would holler at me, to leave them alone. Yesterday one was standing at the edge of the plant but was to chicken to take the leap. This morning 2 were still in the plant. Well I went out about an hour ago, to water and right in front of me, the last one decided to fly away. I watched from the minute he hit the ground (actually landed on my basil plant) then he flew to the next plant and finally he took off and ended up with mommy in the nearest tree. She just stood there and watched him as he made his way in the real world.

If it happens this year, like last, the cardinals will be next. I guess they will sign a lease or something cause they will pretty much use the same home and I will watch from the dining room window again, as the process develops.
What a lovely story, nmnita. Thanks for the follow-up, too. I love birds!

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Old 06-23-2013, 03:06 PM
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Cool. Better than TV.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:22 AM
 
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Another bird lover here, too. Love their antics.
We have a resident dove who thinks our gazebo is her personal bird house. She sits on the swing inside of it, lies down like a dog/cat would right on the swing! Of course the bird feeder nearby helped her decide her new locale. And, she walks to it, doesn't fly. She's a funny bird!
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