Can us see what this is???
One of the ladies who is from our bunch of six couples that often have get togethers brought this cute little hummingbirds nest to show to the rest of us at our last gathering. I had never seen one of the little hummers homes before so this was a treat for me. She found this one on the ground in Arizona. It was very delicate but strongly woven so tightly with many many different threads, feathers, small chips of what looked like shiny pieces of paint, tiny sticks and other stuff we couldn't figure out, the center was as soft as down for the eggs to rest in. Just amazing!!! How those little birds can make something so small to house their young safely in can only be explained as a wonder of God. He has arranged for such intricate details for so small a creature, how can we ever doubt His care over us???
I just read in the paper that the orioles and hummers are returning sooner this year. Not sure why but a couple of days ago I put out an Oriole feeder just in case. So far I haven't seen any signs of either, but we have had really cold winds and not so spring like weather the paper just may be wrong. My past experience has been that they return almost each year in the first week of May, so we will see..