Last week I noticed a bird flying around with straw in its beak and I was intrigued. Then today, I was tending to the garden and a bird flew out of the holly bush by our front deck as though startled. It suddenly occurred to me that the bird might be nesting in that bush, and as I ducked and stretched to peer into the bush from my vantage point, I was rewarded by a glimpse of a perfectly crafted straw nest. Elated, I called the kids and told them we were going outside to look at a bird’s nest. To my surprise the nest actually contained 2 beautiful blue eggs! What a great nature study for the kids. The only other nest or eggs I’d seen before had been tragically knocked out of a tree, but this was the first time I got to see one up close that was intact and still “home” for the bird. We will be watching with interest to see if the eggs are hatched.