Once the selection was made, they started (forgive the expression) feathering their nest. Here is their new home. It’s in what’s called the crepe myrtle development, a desirable row of trees alongside The Frog & PenguINN. The nest was set up on the first tree. (We planted these trees as sticks about 7 years ago — the neighbors snickered quite a lot then. But we watered them and now have a mature row of these southern beauties.)
The nest is not high up in the tree and this location is a bit surprising because there
are were dual bird feeders on a pole directly behind the first tree. Many of Unwelcome Visitors —such as blackbirds, starlings, grackles and even a hawk are known to frequent the area. As a home security measure, the feeders have been relocated to the front yard to keep possible predators from invading the neighbor’s privacy.
Today, we discovered that the couple has started a family.