Mrs Blackbird has made a nest in the grape vine beside the house. She is a real opportunist. My strawberry bed is covered with netting but she stands beside it or on it and reaches her beck in to peck any strawberries within reach. She got the small one in the middle of the bowl.
Her very rapidly built untidy nest.( took only about 48 hours to build )
It is too high up for me to see in but I thought it would have eggs so I held the camera as high as I could and took this photo. So 3 eggs at least.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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