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Monday, March 31, 2014

Hanging Basket Bird Nest


from fabulousfifi.typepad.com

I have a yucky cold and planted myself on the sofa
today and got lost in Pinterest again. :)
I love this nest in a basket that I saw there.
I often have a bird make a nest in my hanging flower baskets
so why not just hang out a basket for them?
If I hung it on the back porch it would be easy to
see and too high for the cats.
I could even put some nest making start stuff inside.
It would kind of be like a house warming gift. ha.

75 comments:

  1. And we all know we could use a warm house in this weather!

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    1. Oh, look! I'm first again.
      :0)

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    2. yes, you're first! :)

      I haven't seen any birds trying to make a nest yet...I hope they have the sense to wait a while!

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  2. Good idea!
    Feel better - I'm afraid that cold is trying to catch me too. :(

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    1. Run...run very fast! haha....hope it doesn't catch you!

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  3. Oh, that's adorable, Betsy. What a great idea. I keep all my ends from knitting and have them in a bag to put outside for nesting material for our birds. They are short pieces about two inches long and it will make their nests really colourful. :) Deb

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    1. Well, that's fun! A rainbow nest! :) Have you ever seen any of your yarn pieces in a nest?
      If this works and I get a family in there, I'll be sure and post photos!

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  4. Just once. A starling with an all-earth coloured nest and just a pop of red. It made my day. :)

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    1. Well, how very fun! I wonder if she liked red and chose it for that. :)

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  5. At first I thought you had some Doves and maybe a Dovecot. Doves in a hanging basket look great but make sure they don't dive bomb you lol..
    Hope your cold gets better soon. Some really dry, warm weather would be just what the doctor ordered.

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    1. I'll be sure and tell the cats...they will be the ones sitting under it, I am sure! haha.

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    2. When Gloria turns up I wonder if you could let her have this website address and ask her to play the first tune - just for her:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvZYhxT5Mf8

      LOL

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    3. Oh, I'm sure she won't miss a word you wrote here! haha.

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    4. OK Gloria, Betsy thinks you won't miss this:
      You have a very lovely eye!
      But do you by any chance have another one so I can compare them? And are they in colour? lol

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    5. haha! Are you really asking if she is a cyclops? You have me curious now. I'm going to the link....

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    6. Oh, yours is nice! I always think of this one...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdlyEC2wcQQ

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    7. Love it!!! Much more effective thn mine. GLORIA, watch this one instead!!! LOL
      I know it too!! Always liked it. Is there a Betsy song?

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    8. No, Gloria has all the good ones. haha.

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    9. Shame but at least I know you have two eyes!! LOL

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    10. Well, that's true! haha. I don't think she has feet either, though. She won't join in my blog pedicure parties! lol....

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    11. Funny Girl!!
      I bet her ears are burning!! LOL
      I wonder if she'll still think I'm funny and sweet! LOL

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    12. Well, we will know soon enough! haha.

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    13. Probably see in the morning. Turning in and Bon Nuit

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  6. So sorry that cold caught you.. Take it easy and rest... The basket of doves is just precious. I like the idea of hanging a basket an adding a little nesting material to get them started.

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    1. I do, too! They will be safer and I can see them better than if they were deep in the tree branches or inside my flowering plant! I have just the basket in mind, too!

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  7. Feel better soon - you need a nest like this to recuperate. This is so pretty and, to me, has hints of winter and spring both. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hi Suza - hope you had a great w/e

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    2. Hi Eddie - it's been a nice, lazy weekend. I am about to head out for a walk in the glorious sunshine. Sunny and bright at 6:25 p.m. It's a miracle! Hope you have a great one too.

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    3. OK Enjoy your walk - will write soon :)

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  8. Hope that you are feeling better soon. Take care of yourself! xx

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    1. I feel better tonight but my cough sounds really awful. haha. But maybe it has to get worse before it's better?

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  9. I hope you start feeling better soon. xo -- silver fox

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    1. Thank you. I am feel better this evening! Even gave the boys haircuts!

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    1. Isn't it? I know I won't get doves....just so it isn't cowbirds or crows. haha.

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  11. See, now I want to be a bird too.

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  12. ha. nice....i like that you just gave them their own basket...i am sorry to hear you have a cold though. i had one last week..with all the weather back and forth its expected almost...hope you feel better.

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    1. I will give them their own basket...when it's warm enough. This photo was just for inspiration. No baby doves have hatched or grown that big here in snow country. haha.

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  13. Yuck to the germs
    Hopefully they squirm away like worms
    Hmmm bad thought there
    Another nasty affair
    Maybe Mr. cardinal will settle down
    If the cats can't reach they may frown

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    1. What germs are you talking about?
      Which ones make you pout?
      I don't like germs either you know
      but I don't mind watching the baby birds grow!

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    2. All germs make me pout
      Didn't you say you had a cold about?
      That is germs
      Feed the birds some worms

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    3. Oh! yes, I do have a cold.
      But I sanitized my hands before I typed so bold.
      I thought you were talking about the birds
      and they might be insulted by your words.
      lol...

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    4. haha they are germy I suppose
      But don't come near anyway as they strike a pose

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  14. Great idea....
    Dryer fluff is excellent for nest building♥️
    Hope you feel better 🌸
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  15. With my luck, if I went to the trouble to put out a special basket for the birds they'd snub it :-)

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    1. spoken like a true pessimist. haha. You'd get along well with the mister! :)

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    2. Pessimist......or realist?

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    3. OMG..that is EXACTLY what he would have said!

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    4. Yes, it sounds like I'd get along well with the Mister.

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  16. Betsy how I said you in the morning hope you feel better tomorrow:)
    and whats is all this talk about my eye? lol
    ha was the only picture I had amyway when I can maybe I have a new picture but not matter me! :)

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    1. I think Eddie likes to tease you! And he sent you a beautiful song!

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    2. I think many people love teasing me lol
      Eddie I will see at home because now I m in my phone.
      Im at my mom home Betsy.
      Hope you feel better tomorrow!

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    3. ok. Tell your mom I said hello! ;)

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  17. This is so cute. I get mourning doves nesting in about anything. One year they nested in the hanging plant right next to my back door. The activity there never ruffled her feathers! lol!

    My craziest nesting experience was with ducks at the lake. At the end of the dock is a big stoneware urn and I had just planted flowers in it the weekend before. Getting up there the following weekend late at night, I went down the dock in the dark to see if my flowers were alive. I surprised a duck who had already laid her eggs in it. She squawked and flapped her wings and I nearly peed my pants!! And she stayed for weeks and weeks and of course my flowers died. End of story! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Aw...Mrs. Duck loved your flower urn! Cute stories....I had one in a wreath on my front door once. That was crazy, too and she finally went elsewhere.

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  18. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling good. Take good care of yourself and feel better real soon.
    We had a cardinal nest in the wreath on our front door two yers ago. Couldn't use that door til they all left the nest. I love the picture of the doves... so sweet. We just got home from seeing the movie Noah. Doves played a big part in the movie. Great movie! I've heard some complaints that it isn't true to the story. But after all it's a movie inspired by the story. Has a great message and good acting.

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    1. I'm feeling much better tonight...just a yucky cough left. I hope it's not that kind that lingers for weeks. ha. So annoying.
      I'm glad you liked that movie. Yes, I agree, it's a movie inspired by the story...not a documentary!

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  19. Would love to see your photos if birds nested in a hanging basket on the porch. Sounds like a great idea. Hope you feel 100% soon!

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    1. It won't look near as cool if they aren't doves. haha...but I'll just have to see what ends up building a nest there.

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  20. Hi Betsy .. hope you feel better ... but what a great idea ... and perhaps they'll come back each year and you can watch the family grow .. cats below, birds above ... cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks, Hilary...I'm definitely on the tail end of the cold. :)

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  21. Awwwwwwwww - love your new banner! Those girls look like they are about to have some fun :-)

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  22. Agree with Suza - just love the new header!

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    1. I think if one of them was you it would be the cheeky looking one, on in from the right! LOL

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    2. Cheeky? But I'm never cheeky! ha. ok..new post is up!

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