I re-read my last post this morning and I realised I was turning into a grumpy old woman. I hope this reverses the trend!
I found this perfect little bird’s nest when I was pruning the climbing rose at the front of my house last week (it was pruned only lightly last year).
When I got up this morning, I decided I’d celebrate it’s little maker with a bunch of primroses, Chinodoxa luciliae and daisies. There are also Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’, Brunnera ‘Langtrees’ and Arum italicum in a little stone vase by its side.
I put the nest in a hyacinth bulb vase, so that you can see the whole thing clearly. The outer part of the nest has been made with a lot of lichen, hair (perhaps mine, tossed from the bedroom window?) and tiny twigs. The ‘basin’ is very fine feathers/hair.
Do you know what bird might have made it in 2019? I don’t think it was a swallow (there are many in the village).
Nice to be joining in with Cathy’s nice meme at Rambling in the Garden. Go on over and have a look!