Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The harsh reality of life

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Remember the nest we found at Midsummer? Yesterday we went to
see if the eggs had hatched. But this was the sight that met us...
I think it's a magpie who has been here and eaten the eggs. There is not
a day without birds chasing magpies away from their nests around here.

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The kids got very dissapointed ofcourse, but this was also
a great way to learn about the harsh reality of life. The eggs
got a close examine before they carefylly got placed back in the nest.

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A pair of great tits have a nest in our roof :)

We have in several weeks followed a great tit pair in building a nest, sitting on eggs and feeding the kids. Since they have the nest under the roof we can only hear the kids ;) We think it's time for the kids to leave the nest soon, so we hope we are so lucky that we are outside when it happens.

1 comment:

  1. It is all part of the circle of life.... the pattern on the eggs is marvelous.

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