I came across a little nest...


This morning I was wandering around my garden when I spied a pretty nest...


I snuck in closer, peeked inside and saw two little eggs with flowery markings.

I'd never seen eggs like that before so I decided to sit down nearby and wait to see if the owner of the nest would come home...



It wasn't long before a whirl of colourful plumage and flapping wings announced the arrival of the occupant.

Luckily I had my handy Which Bird Is That book with me. I flipped through the pages and soon found the picture of the bird in the nest. Why, of course, it was the very rare Blue Mountain Daisy Denim Bird, I should have known.
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Just as I was reading that they nest in pairs another bird landed with a flap and a flurry. This one had the distinct markings and the daisy eye of the female of the species.


She made herself at home while Mr Bird flew away in search of food. 

 I went on to read that Blue Mountain Daisy Denim Birds have a call that sounds very much as though they are saying " Happy Easter to everyone!!" in a clear, chirpy, sing song voice.

And indeed it is Easter so I'll echo with a "Happy Easter Everyone!!", and a very happy Spring to those up above and happy cool breeze Autumn to the lovelies down under.
Merry times to one and all.

I came across a little nest...

38 comments

  1. What a beautiful nest and birds! I think they might be a bit naughty, like chickens

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  2. Hi Rachael what a lovely story and a lovely pair of birds,happy Easter to you my friend xx

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  3. Rachael, you have missed your calling in life! You should be writing children's picture story books! This little tale is a delight! Maybe you should get it printed and have a go at selling it...... Happy Easter sweet friend!

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  4. I love your Blue Mountain Daisy Denim Birds, Rachael! Do they breed up here in Queensland? I hope that you and yours have a lovely and safe Easter.

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  5. Oh what fun Rachel. The next, the eggs and the birds are just so cute, and the story is very sweet. Happy Easter to you and Mr. Daisy.

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  6. The prettiest nest I ever did see - makes perfect sense that it would be in your garden too! I wonder if some rare Blue Mountain Daisy Denim chicks will soon be hatching.
    Happy Easter Rachel!

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  7. Leave it to you! What a wonderful story, nest, eggs, and birds. Your imagination amazes me!!!

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  8. lovely story, made me smile... needed that today badly :-)

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  9. Your post today is as sweet as it could be. The Blue Mountain Daisy Demin Birds built a beautiful nest and their eggs are such a lovely color. I wonder what the baby birds will look like! Let us know when they hatch!

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  10. Sweet! Happy Easter, Rachael!

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  11. what a sweet love story! You had me "at nest" your denim love birds are adorable. Your eggs look so sweet. are they brown or did you dye them?
    Hope you are having a lovely fall.
    What a sweet smile you've put on my face.

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  12. Happy Easter! Love the markings on those very special birds. I'm sure their sweet songs will keep you smiling for quite some time.

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  13. Yup, almost an April Fool's post but much better! What a hoot and I am going to borrow/steal that nest idea as I have 2 that I have found on the ground. I hope you are keeping a portfolio of all your embellishments esp the Watermelon ones!
    Happy Easter to you and yours also.

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  14. Love your Denim Bird post. Happy Easter to you and Mr BD. The lovely bellbird that we see on our daily walk here in NZ is singing his Happy Easter message to you and all your blog readers.

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  15. Buona Pasqua anche a te e a che ti sta vicino e sicuramente ti vuole bene!

    Ciao

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  16. A bright start to Easter Sunday seeing this clever, colourful post! You have a wonderful imagination.

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  17. I love your whimsical posts!Your love birds are adorable!

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  18. This place is the nicest bit of Easter!

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  19. This place is the nicest bit of Easter!

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  20. You certainly do make folks happy and smile!! Hope you enjoyed your Carolina bar-b-cue today. Happy Easter

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  21. Happy Easter from Reno Nevada. I saw a cheeky blue jay walking the fence this morning in the hopes of finding the blue mt.birds. He was disapointed but he did make friends with the resident squirrel. Hope you've had a lovely day.

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  22. Wonderful birds and nest! Love your cute story too. Happy Easter to you!

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  23. They are the perfect pair of birds to have visiting for Easter. And of course they are rare! Beautiful work on them, by the way.
    Don't you wish all eggs came decorated? If you make a few more nests like that you never know what could land in them.
    Hope you are having a lovely Easter.

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  24. adorable! made me smile this morning over my tea.
    have a nice easter!

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  25. Delightful and I totally agree with Susan's comment way up above. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and you are enjoying today too.

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  26. Beautifully done, Rachael. Such a handsome pair of birds in their pretty nest. Hope you've had a lovely Easter.

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  27. Thats so cute. I hope you had a happy Easter.

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  28. Love your blue mountain daisy denim birds: they must be residents of the southern hemisphere because I can't find them in my "Birds of north America" book! :-) Happy Easter to you!! Hugs, H

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  29. Hi, dear Rachael! Lovely story and pretty birds!
    Happy Easter my sweet friend.
    Hugs, Deborah

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  30. the prettiest nest, and the most beautiful birds! Happy Easter!

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  31. Yay for a Rachael story! I hope you have had a lovely long weekend. We went away but it didn't go to plan but that turned out to be OK.

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  32. You're so cute -- what a fun little Easter story! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  33. Not only do you make the cutest things, you always have the most darling posts! Thank you clever girl!

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  34. Happy Easter little darling denim birds

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  35. Totally cute as usual, Rachael! The birds are adorable!

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  36. I did read this on Easter and it made my day. Hope you had a lovely one. You have such a storytelling gift that I hope you make a book sometime.

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