Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sacrificial Fern

Let's have a brief moment of silence for my poor fern that was sacrificed to the bird's nest. I haven't watered it in weeks, afraid I'd disturb mom and ruin eggs or drown babies. Even though we've got bird droppings on the porch, there's been no animated sounds coming from the fern and the eggs are way past the hatching point. The last time I checked the nest, mom shot out of there in a twitter so I've left it alone. I got up my nerve yesterday and peaked inside. No mom. No Babies.There'd been a nest built over the old nest and instead of four eggs there was one. My best guess: A cowbird removed the little wren's eggs and left one of hers but Mama Wren was too smart to dupe and deserted the nest. You got to admit those cowbird's have taken adoption to a whole new level. Lay the egg and get someone else to raise the offspring. Anyway...that's my theory and I'm sticking to it:)
The Sacrificial Fern

8 comments:

  1. God theory, maybe you can revive it

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  2. poor fern, I love ferns, the most beautiful plants ever... I'd love to have a palace made of fern and moss

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  3. Dang cowbird! Poor little wren. She'll have to find a safer place next time.

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  4. Hi, Dez, They're very classic and inviting aren't they? Sounds like a wonderful palace to me.....

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  5. Hey Ms. Julia, I trust she does.

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