You know the drill:
Shop for clothes.
Put clothes in clothes hamper.
Tote clothes from hamper to the washer.
Switch clothes from washer to the drier.
Clean out lint trap.
Occasionally clean out outside drier exhaust vent.
Add one mockingbird to the mix, and you get....
(If it had been me building that nest I would have used the lint from the red load of laundry.
But maybe the grey lint is a better choice if you don't want your nest to get noticed. Or maybe gray is just the IN color in nest decore this year...)
It is nesting time around here, and every house seems to have a mockingbird swooping through the trees and bushes.
The tree by our driveway, (conveniently growing right in front of the drier vent) always hosts a nest each spring. I'm so happy to see the nest back, refreshed and in service!
I am especially glad that we can see the nest from our breakfast nook window.
And I am double especially glad the birds are even tempered Texas Mockingbirds instead of the hot tempered California Mockingbirds, who all act like West Coast Drama Queens when it comes to nesting time.
San Diego Mockingbird will attack you from behind, whacking you with their wings and leaving a lump on your head to remind you to stay away from their tree.
The Texas Mockers will attack but generally don't do any whack attacks.
We'll give them plenty of space anyway.
Can't wait to see the baby birds in a couple of weeks.
Ah...the circle of life.
Doesn't it give laundry day a whole new meaning?
Clothes driers: Good for you, and good for the local ecosystem!