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Re: Bird nest

Yours may grow miniature blue tarps.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 6:22 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bird nest

> Hum... seems every bird in the neighborhood nests here. We always have
> something about to hatch or just did. When the trees are full, they
> resort to any hanging basket. Even have one that returns to nest inside
> a birdhouse decoration by the front door. Mama has pecked open the tiny
> opening so she can fit, amazing how she continued the circle.
> I find it interesting on what they use to make the nest. They destroyed
> a cheap blue tarp pulling it apart thread by thread and intertwine it
> with other materials.
> Never tried growing a nest. Will definitely have to do that tho....
> Donna
> > How cool that you get to watch the whole thing with easy viewing. I
> have
> > two nests that I'm watching right now...but NOT easy access. We have
> > some swallows who built up high on our back porch. All I can see are
> the
> > little beaks resting on the rim of the mud nest. The other nest is way
> > deep inside a honeysuckle vine that looks more like a shrub. Sparrows.
> I
> > like to watch the babies grow up and leave. But, it is sad when your
> > plant gets trashed. Ever take a birds nest and watch it grow? If you
> > take the nest and sit it on top of a pot of dirt and water it off and
> > on....it starts growing "things". Whatever seeds the birds "deposited"
> > in there start to grow. Kind of fun for kids to watch.
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