Outside this morning while watering our side garden parched by yesterday’s surprise heatrush, I glanced up at the location of the dove-destroyed sparrow nest I wrote about yesterday, and off to the side I found what I first thought was perhaps a large remnant of that nest, wedged against the waterheater vent pipe that goes up the house siding.
Later on I went up to the second floor not sure if it was within arm’s reach from out the bedroom window, but sure enough, after cantilevering myself out somewhat awkwardly I was able to grab it.
Turns out it wasn’t a remnant of that first nest at all. I’m not sure how I missed it until now as it’s totally in plain sight, but it’s a separate and abandoned nest entirely, heartbreakingly replete with two decimated eggs not much bigger than the size of my thumbnails that showcase yet again how so much hard work can go for nothing (click to enlarge):
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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