What are the odds of a bird building its nest near heavy traffic? If anyone knows the statistic I’d sure like to know.
One brave bird built her nest within the Japanese Bamboo plant under my front porch. Furthermore this potted plant is besides the main door. And one car is parked in the porch.
To top this, there are two feline in residence, Twilight and Shadow. And the dog just next door. Either, this bird is very brave or smart.
I’ll go with the latter. Birds are smart. This one knows my home is a safe place for her. She must have observed that my cat is always on a leash when outside the house. And the neighbour’s dog cannot climb over the fence. As for the humans, we come out usually to hang the clothes, sweep the porch or drive off in the car.
Twilight has already spotted the bird and its activities so we have to be alert when taking her outside. As for Shadow, since she is still a kitten, I don’t allow her outside at all. So, she is not aware of the excitement happening just outside the front door.
We have quietly checked the nest everyday for eggs. And a couple of days ago to our delight there were two eggs inside the nest.
The mother bird sits inside the nest but whenever we open the door during the daytime she takes flight.
She comes back to the nest once all is quiet again.
At night it’s different. She is always in the nest. Even when we open the door or switch on the porch light, she doesn’t fly away. She sits on the eggs and protect them.
We are waiting for the eggs to hatch. Wish I knew what type of bird this is. It is a small brown bird with long tail feathers.
By C.E. Pereira