A robin has built a nest just outside our front door on one of the porch pillars. We have had nests there before, but usually they are abandoned before they get used. Our old decrepit cat, Gracie, sleeps in a chair on the porch for much of the day and I think, harmless as she is, she usually scares the birds away. This year, however, a feisty robin built a nest and she is ignoring Gracie.
I came home today to find Ms. Robin sitting on the nest. I ran to get my camera and took pictures through the front door window. When she became aware of me she popped up to guard her nest, but didn't fly away. I am only guessing that there are eggs in the nest. Isn't she a vigilant protectress? That grey cord is an electrical cord that runs up through the pillar. She just moved it aside for her nest building.
We're going to try to use the back door as much as possible in the coming weeks, so we won't disturb her. I pointed her out to Emily this afternoon when she came by and she said, "won't it be fun when Sofia is old enough that we can show her the birds?" Indeed.
Emily, by the way, is feeling stronger and better day by day. She drove for the first time today, since her surgery. She saw her Dr. today who told her she is healing well.
"Hope I die before I get old"
I love this. (with thanks to Sandy for the link)