My parent’s new neighbours

There is a potted benjamin tree that my mum keeps inside our house during the winter. Every spring she moves the tree outside as it gets warmer in Japan. One week ago, my parents found a nest in the tree with one little bird inside, warming five eggs! The bird is a White-Eye. A tiny, matcha green tea coloured bird with white circles around its black eyes. These birds are often seen during the spring time and I would always enjoy looking at them as they hopped around our magnolia tree.

 

My parents had been quietly observing the nest from behind the lace curtain of the living room window for past ten days and today, all the eggs finally hatched! Apparently, it will be only another ten to twelve days until the bird family moves out their nest – but what a joy to have such unexpected guests around!

 

I'm surprised to see how delicately their nest is built.

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