One of our favorite parts of spring is watching the birds in our yard and in the woods beyond. It’s not like bird watching any other part of the year. In the spring, birds who migrated south for the winter are starting to return. Birds who stayed here are showing new bright colors and different behaviors. Nature is in full courtship mode.
From our kitchen windows, we can see the males showing off for the females with their dances and new bright colors. We watch as they pair off and search for nesting sites. Each spring, a pair of cardinals make their nest in a cedar tree below my kitchen window. It’s always fun to watch as they gather sticks and grasses to build their nests. After the birds have completed the nest, we keep anxious watch for eggs and then babies.
This year, I finally decided that instead of just nest watching, we should learn more about the different kinds of nests birds make.
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