Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Bird Nest....Which Was Not Meant To Be

I spotted a bird nest up in my Belimbing Tree at my backyard about a month ago. It was too high for me to actually take a peek in the nest. I saw the mother bird sitting in the nest, with her head and yellow beak visible, looks like a sparrow, very small.


The bird nest, photo taken a month ago, when I first spotted it. It was nestled very nicely on my belimbing tree branch. I have not seen the mother bird since then except that one time. I did wondered about the eggs and baby bird after that, thought that the baby birds have hatched and flown away, leaving the nest.


Found an egg this afternoon in one of my empty pots under the belimbing tree, apparently the egg has dropped out of the nest, could there be a hole in the nest?


I guess that this egg has been here for a few weeks, that's why I have not seen the mother bird anymore. Anyway thought of putting it back even though I think that it is pointless now.



I got a ladder since it is quite high up on the tree, I was so sad to see that the nest has toppled to the side, that explained why the egg was on the ground. See the little twigs and strands that still hold the nest to the branch? Somehow it is not secure enough and the nest has toppled to the left, dropping the eggs on the ground. 



The opening of the nest is facing the side now. I feel so sad for the mother bird.



When I was sweeping the leaves on the ground, I found another egg, already cracked. And the one that I found earlier in the pot, it cracked too even when I picked it up gently. It was brittle, the inside is hollow but sticky at the sides.
I guess it was not meant to be. Hopefully the mother bird would make a better sturdier nest wherever she is the next time round.


Happy Gardening !








17 comments:

  1. mngkin telur tu dah tak elok kot..dah busuk sebab tu pecah.. kesian mak burung

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    1. Hi Shafirul,
      Telur tu, sudah jatuh agak lama juga, mungkin 3 minggu lalu. Memang dah tak elok lagi. Ya, kesian si mak burung.
      Terima kasih-ya, kerana singgah di potted garden saya!

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  2. Sad case... yup hope the mother bird would make a sturdier one next time.

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  3. Oh dear! what a sad ending....

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  4. That really is sad! I hope the mama bird builds a better nest in the same tree so we can read about it.

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  5. we had to help a young couple bird last spring because the baby bird keep falling down from the nest hole.So we had to help touch up the nest.

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    1. I wish I had seen the eggs earlier, then I would have put it back and help to stabilize the nest on the branch, I guess this was not meant to be.

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  6. its sad to look the cracked eggs, and even sadder if it hatch and baby bird fell from such heights

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    1. Yes, you are right, it would have been worse if the little birdies fall and hurt themselves.

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  7. Mother Nature has a way of confusing us sometimes, Joyce and here is a sorrowful example. Perhaps when the nest is straightened out the mother bird will return and lay some new eggs.

    That's what happened to the Robin's nest I posted about. Mr. Robin is tidying up the nest the other birds grew out of. I do think there will be more eggs in there again!

    Don't feel too bad that you didn't get to the nest in time, it's the way of nature, I suppose.

    Thanks for sharing..."See" you at the picnic!

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  8. Rather unfortunate turn of events...

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  9. It is a sad story. I've learned that mother birds generally will not go back to the nest once it has been handled by humans. Suppose this is part of their survival instincts.

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  10. I just love to find little nest that the birds have made along their way. To bad this little family had a sad ending. I love coming to your garden. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  11. So sad that the bird family had to have a sad ending. That's the way with nature. The birds will come again to make their home in your garden. Just wait...

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