This Story Took a Turn

This is not the story I had planned to post, but here it is.

This is the front of our house.
There's a courtyard with an arbor 
next to the entryway.

Here's the arbor

It has Fuschia bougainvillea growing on it. 

See the limb touching the 
corner of the window frame?
It has a little Spanish Moss hanging down.
There's a Cardinal's 
bird's nest there where the 
Spanish Moss is hanging down! 

 Here's the brown female cardinal sitting in the nest!

 We were so excited to discover the bird's nest!

 This is our dining room window.
See how close it is to the nest?
We were entertained daily watching
the mother bird sitting on the nest.


 Last Friday she disappeared
and didn't return all weekend :-(

Thursday I saw (from the window)
she was standing in the nest looking
down, she stayed that way most
of the day. Standing, not sitting
on the eggs.

 On Monday we brought the ladder 
around to check out the nest:

Two perfect eggs.
Looks like mother abandoned her nest.

I googled to find out what might
cause her to flee? Several reasons -
one being fear.

We are sooo disappointed. We left the
nest and eggs in place (did not touch either.)

My husband did trim some of the blossoms
from the bougainvillea.

They do look pretty in vases.
 And there's another bible verse
beside it. Jeremiah 29:10-13

So that is the story that almost was. 
I was hoping to post pictures of 
the baby birds being fed by
a beautiful red cardinal male. 

 Blame it on 2020! Ha!

Oh, well, we are thankful for 
our beautiful home and many
other blessings!

The ladder hasn't been there until yesterday.

 Beautiful Bouganvillea!

Does anyone have any ideas of what
could have happened? Please share!



Susan said...

I have no clue why she left her eggs. I have seen mama birds fight with snakes to keep them away from her eggs so I'm not sure there was a snake hanging around since she left them. Maybe they weren't going to hatch and she knew?? I'm sorry you didn't get to see them hatch. We love watching birds also.

Creations By Cindy said...

Such lovely pictures. The only reason I have heard that a mama bird leaves her eggs would be if the eggs or the surrounding area such as nest had been tampered with. I hope that you have a wonderful rest of the week dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy