At any rate, when he removed one of the larger branches to allow more sunlight (and a more ‘upright’ growth pattern) for my fruit cocktail tree (yes, you read that right – it will bear nectarines, peaches, plums, and apricots all from the same tree. I also have a 5-on-1 apple tree – but I suppose I’ll do a detailed post on all my unique plants another day). Back to that branch…after hubby was done with the mutilation of the apple tree, I asked him if he was careful about the nest that was residing in that tree. Apparently not.
It was luckily still embedded in one of the branches he had removed – and upon further inspection, we discovered there was an egg still in the nest. We also discovered a baby bird that had to have been in the nest that was now lying next to the tree…poor baby bird! It was still alive, thankfully, so he decided to move the nest from the cut branch back to the tree. I told him to be sure he put some gloves on so as not to get his man-smell on the nest or baby bird, or all would be lost. He complied. And of course I had to take pictures of the nest and its real live contents… 🙂