"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whats This????

In my garage, I have an old, small chest of drawers that sits right outside my kitchen door. It has been a handy place for dropping gardening gloves, pruning shears, tiles that I have dug up out of the ground...anything I would normally lose out in the yard. You can see all these things laying on the top. Wait, never mind, that is a hatchet, not pruners .You can also see in the picture that I keep garbage bags and a weeder stuck in the top drawer..thus it stands open pretty much all of the time.

But look what else is inside the top drawer...a new birds nest. A little male and female chickadee are building a new nest; in the nice cool (relatively) and shady garage. I do wonder why birds would be starting a new nest now...do they lay eggs this late in the season? Or are they just after a little love nest? This afternoon when I pulled my car in the garage, they were sitting together side by side on the edge of the open drawer. I wish I could have grabbed my camera, but they hopped off long enough for me to pass through the door. I guess this drawer will stay open awhile longer!


citizen of the world said...

That's so great that chicakdees are making ahome there. WOnder if you'll get to see them feeding babies?

Phyllis S said...


Rose said...

What a surprise for you! They must not be too frightened of humans. Like you, I never have my camera with me when I really want it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What an interesting place they picked. I have read chickadees only have one nest per season, early in the spring. Your chickadees obviously haven't read that book;)

pat said...

I agree, it seems odd they would nest this late in the season..maybe they are not going to lay eggs...maybe it really is just a little love nest!!!

Coll said...

How sweet is that. :-)