Shhhh..... How joyful they must be when a tailor bird family thought a free stay at my house was guaranteed. This happened when we were not at home for one week during the end of April. They then built a nest on my 4 feet tall Lucky Bamboo tree. I am always a good guy who shall never order a court summons. But we are then being disturbed by each other, and this made my life a little bit busier, busy at observing them.
When we were home the first day, four little green eggs have been laid in the nest. It is a 12cm deep, and 5cm diameter cup-shaped nest. The narrow opening somehow means to keep most of their secret inside. I think they have done it for most of the time.
Tailor birds, by their name, are very good tailor. Leaves are pierced and fibre are drawn through them, just like how we do our stitching. Though someone had noted that the birds made knots, however no knots have been observed by me.
The female alone was found to incubate the eggs. The nest is so small and the mother had to squeeze herself and bent her tail upwards. I first thought the father had left since I had never seen him around, but I was wrong.
By the way, I am generous to offer them a free stay, and they offer me some interesting days in return.