Remembrance of things past

The nest has sat empty, abandoned & has been taken over by spiders…

You can see that the fine grasses were pulled apart so you can see thru the nest layer to the more rustic twigs below.

But earlier today, a juvenile Jay came by – checked out the rose bower – & hung around for quite awhile eating bugs…

It was coming into its blue, but mostly still grey & slender, clearly young.¬† No, it wasn’t Ruder, the alleged¬† villain in our story…but an interesting character none-the-less.

Maybe next year, if he likes the area, he’ll bring his own lover to nest in the bower.