Flowers in California

Flowers in California

Monday, May 16, 2011

Robin's Nest

We have a robin's nest just outside our kitchen window.  Yesterday,  a bird could be spotted sitting in it.  We don't know if there are eggs yet.  The mother (maybe father?) has built a great nest in a sheltered spot under the eaves.  It's incredible that such a little bird knows what materials to use and how to construct a nest.

Over the last few days, we had some maintenance done to the outside of the house.  Logically, it would have made sense to remove the nest.  We didn't make the logical decision.  The nest stayed right where it was and work went on around it.

It is easy to try to obtain control over nature.  We do it in some many ways and, unfortunately, if we hadn't obliterated a lot of natural settings, we wouldn't have built very much at all.  I don't know what the right balance is in the larger sense.  I do know that letting one bird nest stay where it is seems like the right thing to do.  I hope that the little bird family does well.


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