My kitchen window looks out onto our patio with a view of my garden. Every year, I hang two Boston ferns on either side of the window. And, every year, a finch couple moves in - usually immediately - and raises their family in my ferns. (Sometimes even a couple of families over the course of the summer.)
It's a nice, safe place for the finch family, and it does no harm to the ferns. (It does freak me out, though, when I water the fern and the mother-finch flies out at me!)
This year, though?
Usually, by this time, we've already had one family fly the coop (or fern, I should say).
I was a bit concerned. (I thought maybe the finches were boycotting me because I got rid of the Christmas wreath on my front door before they could nest there back in April.)
No worries, though! Last night, I noticed Mr. and Mrs. Finch -- hopping around in one fern and then the other. They were house hunting! (I also saw them checking out the mugo pine in front of my living room window -- also looking out over the garden. They definitely want a garden view!)
I'm not sure where they decided to nest yet -- but you can be sure I'll be a bit more cautious when I water my ferns today.
Have a great weekend!