As I was walking underneath our raised decking the other day, I noticed one of our bird boxes rotted and smashed to pieces on the floor.
As I scooped up the broken pieces I saw there was a lovely moss nest amongst the debris and inside it were two tiny baby wrens! I couldn't believe my eyes, they had survived the fall and were still safe inside, but what to do with them?
I ran indoors quickly, looking for inspiration and picked up one of my old willow baskets.
Back outside, I was able to ram it up into the eaves of the decking so that it was secure. Gently placing the nest inside, along with the remains of the wooden bird box, I hoped they would be safe and that their parents would find them and not abandon them.
|Whether they had watched what I had done, I don't know, but I waited a good five minutes out of sight...and then it happened...|
The adult bird flew down, used the basket handle as a perch(!) and fed her babies!
The photos aren't great, as I had to stay well back, these poor little ones had, had enough trauma for one day...
But here she is again coming in with more tidbits to feed her young.
A few days later the babies fledged and I feel pleased I was able to help them on their way, just a little.
My handmade cards made from rare antique French fabric fragments.
|Enjoy the rest of your day,|