We have been watching the birds building their nests. We see them dashing around with little twigs and sticks in their beaks and we hope, with all our might, that one might choose our tree next to the deck as the perfect spot for a nest. It is in such a good spot for a nest as we would be able to watch all the goings on with great enthusiasm. We know that the mommy bird chooses where the nest will be as we one of our favourite books is ‘The Best Nest’ by PD Eastman.
I like this page in particular as the little mommy bird reminds me of… myslef!We love to say together, ‘I love my house, I love my nest. In all the world, This nest is best.’
We put the wool into the small bowl, added some of the hot, soapy water and kneaded. We kneaded and kneaded and kneaded, adding hot water all the while, until the fiber started to fasten together. We shaped it into the shape of the bowl.
We put it in the chosen tree where it looks too cute. It is really very well placed as the pine cone feeder is just above it (don’t tell K or T that hummingbirds don’t eat seeds…)