I hardly ever use my front door; with the exception of 1) to check my mailbox for mail, 2) or exit the front door to walk to a particular venue in my neighborhood!!  Car and bike access is through my garage back patio door of my house.  A few weeks ago I chose to walk to a local venue, exited my front door and heard and felt wings of a bird very, very close to my head! I discovered the close encounter took up residence in the straw wreath on my front door.  I wondered, after capturing the photo, whether my owning a cat had anything to do with this mother bird choosing my straw wreath as a home (safe-haven)  for her new-born, safe from the claws of a cat!

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