Unexpected co-tenants

I was leaving for work one morning last week and I saw a couple of twigs in my mailbox. “That’s funny”, I thought, “I guess the grounds guys were going a little nuts with the weed whackers this morning.” I was running late (as always) so I didn’t stop to clear out the rubbish. I forgot about it until a day or two later when I pulled some letters out of the box.


Under the letters was a half-formed bird’s nest. I left a note on the box for the postman asking him to leave the letters in a coffee can by my door for the time being. When I got home this weekend, I peeked inside . . . and got a sparrow to the face. Good thing I was wearing my sunglasses.

After the bird took off I peeked in again and saw four tiny little eggs. I wonder if these little guys are going to chip in for the rent.

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8 Responses to “Unexpected co-tenants”

  1. nicole Says:

    Well, those are some lucky birds!
    With our mail people that would never have worked.

  2. bezzie Says:

    That’s awesome! But um, maybe we need to be sending you more mail!!

  3. Abigail Says:

    That’s so sweet! Tiny little nest though

  4. Kath Says:

    Oh how sweet! Can we expect baby bird pics in the future?

  5. Plum Texan Says:

    Now that? Is quite thoroughly the best thing I’ve seen in a few days. (Suffice to say they’ve been not fun.)

    Additionally, sparrow to the face = better than swift to the head.

  6. April Says:

    COOL! Birds are funny little people.

  7. Stephanie Says:

    wow :) that is a really cool thing to find in your mailbox 😀

  8. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Wow! That is amazing.

    How are they doing now?