Nest 3

Nest 3


Magnolia chosen with care

Third nest this season

I see her in the shade, beak hanging open from the heat

I see her wrestle a sky-blue shell

Up to the rim of the cup

For removal as soon as possible

Lest a predator see

Somehow a shred of white plastic

Got built into the nest

Good idea turned too-conspicuous mistake?

Twice I’ve seen her try to unweave it

While two or three blind helpless hungry

She has a lot on her plate