You all know of my love of the gorgeous Male Splendid Fairy Wren and his little harem of females. Well imagine my surprise yesterday when I was hacking away at a bush with my new loppers and got caught in the middle of a rumble between not two but THREE male Wrens. Imagine the fat cats excitement too as they swooped close enough to him to be plucked out of the air. Luckily Mum (me) was watching his every move. So now I have three of these beautiful little blue guys to run after with my camera.
To top that my little honeysuckle has decided to build a nest in a smallish Daisy bush perilously close to the ground. In fact its fat cat jumping height. If said fat cat was so inclined to actually "jump". I am wondering if I should build some kind of barricade around it. Hubby also runs into this bush as well. I really, really don't want anything happening to the nest and I really, really want the honeysuckles to breed there. What should I do? I don't want to scare them away with too much scaffolding around them...but I want to protect them. Or do I just leave it alone?
I shall leave you with an extract from one of my poems...
...with the spring comes new life
And hope for things to come
When tiny seed breaks through the frost
Kissed by the warming sun
A sweet and heady perfume
Wafts through on gentle breeze
As springtime flowers burst and bloom
Among dappled light of trees