It was quite a surprise to find a bird nest there. “There” means in a tree next to our garage, where it would be a bit too bold to build a nest. But after all the birds made a wise decision. Although we never water them, all the trees and bushes around our house are vigorously thriving. Every year we aggressively prune them until they are almost naked. Next year, however, they just grow back and get even thicker and more dense. I’ve been very lazy this year but finally reluctantly decided to struggle with them. I picked this tree to start with, and then there it was.
I was beginning to enjoy cutting off excess branches and leaves when I saw a bunch of twigs piled up in the middle of the tree. ”What is this?” And at the moment I mercilessly grabbed it, my dragon boy shouted, “It’s a bird nest!!” My hand stopped there. “Oh, my god. It is!!” We brought out a stepladder and peaked in. What we saw were three blue eggs sitting snugly in the nest!! I felt outsmarted by the birds. Well, they wisely picked a tree which hadn’t been neatly treated (^_^;).
We immediately stopped pruning (but didn’t miss a chance to take a picture). The unfinished tree looked funny but that was alright. But I began to feel guilty because I somewhat ruined the secrecy of the nest behind the thick layers of branches and leaves, which made it easier to be spotted by their enemies. Also I was afraid that the parents might not be able to come back since I touched the nest (at least I had a glove on). To my relief, I’ve seen the parents are back and the eggs are safe. Needless to say, my dragon boy is thrilled to have another exciting thing to watch in his daily life.