A few days ago, I was perched on the ladder on the south wall of our home, cleaning out the dead wood from the Virginia Creeper. I was shocked when I discovered not one, but two robin's nests hidden behind the dead foliage and branches.
I immediately stopped my cleaning activity, and with a pounding heart, rushed down the ladder. Needless to say, we stopped all activity around the nests especially when a young mother returned to the nest by the window on my side of the bed... The second nest is not occupied.
For the last four days, we've been observing the little bird's nesting habits. She knows we are there and flies in and out with confidence. It is indeed a great gift that Nature has bestowed on us.
The lower deck is right beside the wall where the nests are. We might call it the "observation deck" now, because we spend many precious moments watching our little mother incubate.
Stella reporting from the observation deck