On the Friday morning of May 6th this month, while my friends in the USA were still in timezone 5th of May, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I noticed an untidy mass of straw among the leaves of my hydrangea plant.
On close inspection, I find that 2 large hydrangea leaves has been weaved together into some kind of pouch.
“Help! There's a Bird Nest on My Hydrangea Plant!" a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on May 10th, 2011.
By Sunday, May 8th which was Mother's Day, I saw 3 eggs inside the nest. Is this a gift for me?
I have seen the dark brown MOTHER bird. It looks like a sparrow but has a longer beak that points downwards. It's body size is much smaller. The eggs are pinkish with darker pink/reddish dots. The small little nest is only about 6 inches long and it looks so fragile, build on just 2 hydrangea leaves. Now where is the FATHER bird? He must take responsibility for this!
I am quite worried and I feel so helpless and useless now that a Mummy Bird has checked into my 'maternity centre'. I wish I had seen more documentaries on Discovery or National Geographic Channel. I do hope the eggs will hatch safely. But, what shall I do when the eggs hatch???
Oh dear, I am not an expert in such matters as bird obstetrics and gynaecology, so