I have been running.
Nike has rejected me from their Half-Marathon in October.
But I am still trying to win a spot.
I won't tell you how. Because I don't want to decrease my chances.
But basically, I have to run.
The other night, on my way out, I was leaving my building through the side gate, when I put my hand into the box covering the handle (it's a weird security feature), and actually grabbed some twigs as well.
I thought someone was just being funny leaving garbage in the box.
But instead, I peeked inside, and found a little bird nest.
Actually, it was only little because I think a little bird made it. The nest itself was pretty intense.
And, even better...
Inside the nest...was an itty bitty egg.
It may be the smallest egg I have ever seen. It actually looks exactly like a Cadbury Mini Egg. (Yum.)
On my way back from my run, I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera, and took these pictures (which was difficult because I couldn't really get a good shot inside the box with the bulky lens).
I hope the little guy makes it. But I don't think he will.
Almost every spring I find the birds building their nests above the fire alarms, and in the rafters of the walkways. Once I notice the nests (because of the obnoxious amount of twigs, and dirt scattered on the ground them), it's less than a week before I see egg splattered all over the ground below.
And I also suspect our building management gets rid of them when they discover them.
I'm always rooting for the little guys. I debated putting a little sign on the gate "Shhh..baby bird sleeping." - but I don't want to draw attention to my little friend. Hopefully, he or she can come into the world peacefully before anybody else notices...
Obviously, my building is SO cute, now that there are birds all up on it!