Bringing up babies by maggiemae

Bringing up babies

Another nest just outside the front door in amongst the wisteria! I guess Mrs Thrush thought to herself, no-one is coming up to this door so it will be safe! Probably right except for the occasional courier.
Thankful for:
We got into our cocktail cabinet - not literally, but put a heap of glasses that we didn't use into the second hand box and chucked all our miniatures out - just on to a tray to look at. There were a few that had screw tops and I think our sons a long way back had emptied these ones!
I was watching a blackbird family today .. Did you Son's replace the contents with cold tea... best you go and check ...
January 11th, 2020  
Nope - you shook them and they were completely empty! I'm glad you had blackbirds - their song is supreme!
January 11th, 2020  
The nest looks lovely nestled in the greenery. Also good to clear out what is not in use anymore. Unfortunately I tend to fill the space with new stuff ;-)
January 11th, 2020  
I used to get a thrush family in my garden all the time but haven’t seen them for years now. Such a beautiful bird! I am also having a clear out of my kitchen cupboards. I seem to have lots of herbs and spices I have bought for a particular recipe and never used again and now all out of date! Time to make some space!
January 11th, 2020  
@pamknowler I agree - even dried herbs lose their vital flavour! Now I have another clearance to go!
January 11th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana I've got so old, Diana - that I'm doing this with my wardrobe! If I haven't worn it for a year - its out!
January 11th, 2020  
Such a delightful addition , so lovely to find a nest like this so near your front door - you will be able to observe without disturbing the new growing family - and a thrush ! I haven't seen a thrush in the garden for some years now - such a shame that they are on the decline here in the UK !
January 11th, 2020  
How delightful to be able to watch so closely.....I tend to hoard too even though I 'say' i never will again.
January 11th, 2020  
Lovely shot. So nice to have them so close to home and, perhaps, watch them grow until they can fly away and make their own nests.
January 11th, 2020  
Always exciting to have an inhabited nest so close.
January 11th, 2020  
My what an architect Mrs Thrush is! Nice feeling to clean something out, isn’t it?!
January 11th, 2020  
Nice shot of that great-looking nest :)
January 11th, 2020  
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Lovely picture; always nice to have a nest so close. We had a Thrush nest in our climbing rose only a few meters from our kitchen door some years ago. Enjoyed it!
January 11th, 2020  
Is it an active nest that you'll be able to watch as the eggs hatch, or is it an old one? They are amazing little builders!
January 11th, 2020  
@mccarth1 I was talking to my son on Face Time - he's in Japan and I put the camera through the leaves to the nest. He told me he could see two babies!
January 11th, 2020  
a lovely capture
January 11th, 2020  
@maggiemae Wonderful, it'll be fun to watch their progress!
January 11th, 2020  
@gijsje I think it is only about 12 days before they become fledglings. This nest is quite high and I can't see into it!
January 11th, 2020  
A beautiful place to have your babies...wise birds! I have some miniatures too that nobody ever uses....I think I need to unscrew this tops & get rid!
January 11th, 2020  
I'm in the (continuous) throes of purging my wardrobe. Frightening...how much there is...barely worn! No reprieve!
January 11th, 2020  
Cute find !
January 11th, 2020  
@happypat In a glass - one miniature and top up with ice!
January 11th, 2020  
What a great find!
January 12th, 2020  
Looking forward to seeing what develops here.
January 12th, 2020  
@stray_shooter Well, they won't be on motorbikes Ron!
January 12th, 2020  
Home tweet home. :)
January 13th, 2020  
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