Well - outside of the fact that she made her nest in my herb garden… she’s really pretty smart.
At least she knows the fine art of making a nest.
I found the tell tale signs (disturbed dirt and grass clippings) in the garden the other morning when I went out to water. So I didn’t water that area in case there were babies in there.
Later I started gently pulling out the grasses that covered the opening and digging further and further down pulling out stuff as I went… no babies! Yea!
What a nice, cozy nest she made – at least 12 inches in and just underneath my thyme. I dug out a bunch of grass used to cover the opening and line the walls of the nest… but as I continued to dig down – there was a bunch of wood pieces from the garden mulch laid in the bottom of the nest to keep her babies dry.
Sure hope she has a Plan B…