surprise

While doing a little weeding this afternoon - starting to prepare the side yard for Marigold planting, I came across this little nest with eggs!

I did a little research and discovered this is quite common and there was even a site that encouraged gardeners to wait until July or August before mowing or weeding tall grasses in less traveled areas. Worried that I disturbed the nest too much for the mother to attend to the eggs, I watched the area and saw it return. I think it is a type of sparrow - maybe the dark-eyed Junco.

via birdnote.org