A few weeks ago, I noticed a bird’s nest on the windowsill just outside my bedroom window. The past week or so, there has been a bird sitting on the nest- all day and all night. When I open my blinds in the morning, there it is. And then at night, it’s still sitting there. Sometimes the wasps that live in the crack between the shutter and the brick would swarm around the bird and irritated, she would peck at the ever elusive wasps.
Today my assumption that there were eggs underneath the ever present bird was shown to be true, as two baby birds sat in the nest! I watched as the dad sat on the nest until the mom got there. Then the dad flew away and the mom proceeded to feed the baby birds. At first I was perplexed by the way the mom pinched the baby’s beak in her own, bending the baby’s neck in what appeared to be an awkward position; but then I realized they were feeding. A little later, both birds were feeding at the same time (seen in the photo).
Earlier this evening, the two baby birds were left in the nest by themselves. Later, as it started to get dark, one of the adult birds sat on the nest all puffed up to cover the two babies and keep them warm- you couldn’t even see the babies (see photo).
The timing of all this is kind of cool because I was just studying Genesis 1-2. 🙂 God is still in the business of creating and making all things new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)