Persistence certainly is the word I have to use to describe this little 'mum to be' as she sits -blithely ignoring the large drops from above raining down on her space. The surrounding areas have been declared drought affected for months now and rain is badly needed, but I still find myself pitying this little creature as she stoicly sits amongst the drips. Tail feathers obviously damp from the occasional puddles of water draining from the leaves enveloping her home.
I am reminded by another member of the household that 'out in the wild' birds would have worse than this to contend with - maybe she is just fortunate to have chosen well.
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