A little song sparrow decided to nest at the upper end of my garden in one of my tomato plants in mid July.
She built the nest in the middle of the plant between the higher rungs of the tomato stake. I’ve indicated the position of her nest with a red circle in the photo below.
The picture below shows the corner of the garden to the right of the nest. The tomato plant at the right of the photo is where the nest is.
She laid one egg each day until she had four eggs.
Every day when I’d visit that end of the garden, I’d “look in” on her. There she’d be looking right at me.
She flew away several times when Bill approached but finally he was able to take a picture of her sitting on the eggs.
On July 31st when I looked in on her, she was standing up and looking right at me. I figured the babies were hatching.
The day after they hatched it rained. Mama bird protected them from the rain.
By August 2nd they had more than doubled in size.
When I checked on them today they were gone.
We had hoped to get more pictures of the youngsters before they left the nest.
Maybe I’ll still see them in the garden still. There are plenty of places for them to hide and be protected.
These little song sparrows are always in our garden and often sit on the fence and sing to me as I tend my garden. They have a beautiful song and I wrote about them in an earlier post with a picture of one singing.
Couldn’t resist sharing.
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