Monday, May 24, 2010

AN INTERVENTION...

So I'm working on the elusive garden cottage today...

I swear there's a post coming any day now about it...

I had walked past a secret that nature left me about twenty times when I finally noticed this...



A sweet little nest inside a rusty sconce that flanks one side of the door into the cottage...

But then I noticed this... Do you see it?



The egg had fallen out of the nest and wedged between a garden pot that the nest is built on top of and the sconce... What to do, what to do?

I know you aren't supposed to touch the egg, but I thought the egg had no chance where it was and maybe the mama has even abandoned it already...

So I carefully lifted the nest and pot trying ever so hard to touch the nest as little as possible... Then using a plastic spoon I lifted the egg and place it back inside the nest where the mama left it.





I hope she comes back and thinks something magic has happened... I wonder if she is somewhere fretting over her lost baby... Do birds fret?



I'll be keeping an eye on the egg now... Let's keep our fingers crossed...

19 comments:

Tami said...

Awwww how precious and what a wonderful place for a nest! Hope she returns and we see a little baby soon. :o)

Angela said...

Oh, so sweet!! When can we peek in the cottage?

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I don't know if birds fret, but I know I fret whenever I see an egg that has fallen out of its nest! We live in the country and have birds nesting everywhere you turn. We also have cats (which I love) that, unfortunately, love to go after the birds and their eggs every time they try. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they don't. Every time they get one, though, I can't help but wish that cats didn't like to eat birds!!

Way to intervene!! I hope mama bird comes back, too.

Can't wait to see your pics when you get done with your garden cottage. :)

Take care ~ Jo

Amy said...

oh dear, I hope she comes back
please keep us informed.
AMy

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I've got my fingers crossed and toes too! Hope Mama comes back soon! :)

AuroraSuzette said...

Goodness. I hope mama will come back.

Jenny said...

I'm glad you intervened. That would have made me sad, too.

A Cottage Muse said...

I think you did the right thing ~ please keep us up to date!

Debra@Common Ground said...

So hard NOT to help out. Such a precious nest. Hope momma comes back to the nest. Can't wait to see the cottage!
xo,
Debra

Beatnheart said...

Lovin the look of your “new Blog”... I fret over birds in a big way...they are so sweet.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Shelley, what a wonderfully good thing you've done here!
Keeping my fingers crossed for the mama to return. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, let us know what happens with egg! and the cottage!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I hope she comes back....but I don't know??? very sweet though...I hate to see when the cats get the birds...but I guess it is part of the cycle of life.

lisaroy said...

oh! how sweet! poor thing - I hope she comes back and gives it some love! : )

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Hey Shelley,
The blog looks awesome! That Karen is something else. The blog whisperer. The chair is genius, the frame with the background, so you! And the manni inside the frame is wonderful. So, I guess you can tell I like it! Also think that little nest in the rusty thing couldn't be cuter. What's this secret garden? Lisa

trash talk said...

That's what I call watching your "nest egg". Hopefully mama birdie won't object to some heartfelt intervention. So glad you spotted it.
Debbie
P.S. Cam't wait to see the new digs. Get it...garden...digs?

Zuzu said...

Oh, sooo sweet! I hope Mama comes back!!! :)

Claudia said...

You did the right thing! Now we have to hope that Mama comes back and takes over.

xo
Claudia

Wish on a Whisker said...

I think this is one of the sweetest posts I have ever seen! *smile* ~Mandy

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