Pic of the Week – 3/16

March 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Pic of the Week | 2 Comments
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Here we are, mid March, and Spring is clearly in the air.  Nothing says Spring like all the baby animals on their way!  Last week while walking at Green Cay, my son flew up in his stroller and yelled “Bird!” as a little bird flew right in front of us with nesting material in her beak.  We stopped and watched where she went, landing in a plant near the boardwalk.  As we quietly approached where she was we could see her shuffling around between the leaves.  I knew she must have been building a nest yet I was still a little surprised to see such an elaborate little creation of dried grasses woven around branches to secure her little nest and soon to be home to her eggs.  Her dedication to her offspring was quite evident as she settles proudly into her nest, making her more than worthy of settling in at my Pic of the Week.

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  1. I love how unique, sturdy & camouflaged her nest is. It will stand up to rain and wind. Hopefully she’s hidden enough from predators.

    • It really is quite a little work of art! She picked a good plant, it’s is water where alligators live and also out in the open of an area patrolled by hawks, so hopefully those animals will help keep back any unwanted guests.


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