Something Strange on the Ground

10 Apr

Bongo above a tiny bird nestThere’s something strange here on the ground.

I’m not sure what it is, but it’s little and round.

It’s not a rock.

There are lots of little round rocks on my trails, but this isn’t one of them.

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this little round thing before.

Guess I’d better check it out.



Bongo checking out the nest

It has a smell to it.

Some kind of animal smell.

But it’s a smell that usually doesn’t come this close.

It comes from a distance. From up in the trees.

What kind of bird would put their nest on the ground?

Well, I guess the quail hang out on the ground a lot, but even the baby quail would barely fit in this little nest.

It must belong to some hummingbirds.

They’re the only birds small enough around here.

I’d better warn them.

If they lay their eggs in this nest on the ground somebody might eat them.

Like me.

Or maybe those up to no good javelina.

They’d probably like some dessert after eating all those prickly pear cactus.

But why would those hummingbirds put this little nest on the ground in the first place?

Small bird's nest on the ground

What, person?

It’s been really windy lately?

You think they’re trying to protect their nest from the wind?

They’d better watch it.

Those javelina are scarier than the wind.


Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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20 responses to “Something Strange on the Ground

  1. fredrieka

    April 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Oh Bongo we find those on the ground and it is windy here momwithoutpaws was doing gardening but her asthma is bothering her. So now we are inside and I am bored

    • Bongo

      April 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Fredrieka, the wind has died down here. Come on over. We can go outside and have some adventures together.

      • fredrieka

        April 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

        I wish I could it would be woofing fun

  2. misswhiplash

    April 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Well if I was a bird the last place to build my nest would be on the ground, and also if I built it in a tree then not enough glue was attached to stick it to the branch..maybe it was a ‘try out’ by a learner bird. If you were a new bird you still have to learn how to build a nest…better luck next time Mrs Birdie
    love to you Bongo my darling..hope you ard being good boy

    • Bongo

      April 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Patrecia, I bet that hummingbird that was stalking me the other day was the one that built this nest.

      • misswhiplash

        April 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

        Could be cos it was very small

      • Bongo

        April 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        Those hummingbirds are all teeny.

  3. PigLove

    April 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    WOW – that is totally neat. I’ve never seen a bird’s nest up front and personal. Cool. That’s where those little squeaky things live. XOXO – Bacon

    • Bongo

      April 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      Bacon, I don’t know what baby hummingbirds sound like, but the grown up ones – if you can call them that since they don’t grow much – make all kinds of strange sounds.

      • PigLove

        April 11, 2014 at 5:51 am We have a woodpecker in my magical backyard. Every morning, 8:00AM SHARP, he starts to knock. It’s driving this little oinker CRAZY. XOXO – Bacon

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Cool nest! I wish I could lick it.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Cupcake, you might get a few feathers and pieces of straw stuck in your mouth. But if you insist, I can send it to you.

  5. marina kanavaki

    April 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, you’re right, Bongo! What were they thinking?!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Marina, you never know about those birds. They do the strangest things sometimes.

  6. Dalton

    April 11, 2014 at 1:45 am

    I do hope the wind will stop and they can find somewhere a little better

    • Bongo

      April 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Dalton, that would definitely be good for the baby birds.

  7. eripanwkevin

    April 11, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Those hummingbirds should immediately move thier nest in somewhere much safer place…or like you said javelina might attack it! You have to warn them, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      April 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Kevin, I don’t think those hummingbirds want to listen to me. They’re always either zooming by or sitting in the top of a tree making funny noises.

  8. Mags Corner

    April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Oh, no! Sweet Bongo do you think the wind blew that next from the tree? Poor mama bird will have to start all over and build another one. We hope you can warn that mama bird. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      April 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I’m sure glad I don’t have to build a house twice. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.


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