This weekend we were going to trim one of the plants that is trying to climb through one of the window screens in the living room. We call the plant Audrey, after the ever growing plant in Little Shop of Horrors. But when my husband went to clip Audrey back, he got a surprise.
Mama bird was sitting on her nest, right on the window sill, and she wasn’t moving. She watched me carefully as I came to take her photo, but she showed no signs of flying away.
I couldn’t get a good angle to shoot her picture from outside, so I went into the living room to get some shots from inside, and discovered why Mama wasn’t leaving the nest.
I wasn’t totally sure what all the feathers were under Mama at first, but Baby peeked out at me soon enough. There are actually two baby birds in the nest.
I guess we’re going to wait a bit to trim the bush back. And in the meantime we’ll be keeping that window shut and the shade drawn to give them some privacy. Now I know why the cats have been hanging out on that ledge lately. They’re going to have to find another show to watch.