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Two Eggs in a Nest
As I walk through the woods, I see a small tree
I climb it to find out what I can see
While I’m climbing the tree, I see with my eye
Something that makes me want to cry
Two eggs in a nest, no one claims them
As cute as they could be, nobody takes them
Then I see a sign that says “lost and found”
So I decided to pick up the nest.
It barely weighed a pound.
I take the eggs home to see if they hatch.
“But wait!” I thought as I gave my head a scratch.
“Where will I keep them when I get home?”
I’ll ask my dad if I can make a nice dome.
I’ll make it of brown branches,
green leaves and sticks.
I’ll even try to teach them tricks.
Oh! I’m so exited as you can notice.
I think I’ll name them Lucky and Otis.
The Mother Bird’s Nest
In the nest I saw a bright blue colorful egg. The mother bird lost her egg and the mother bird can’t find her egg. The bright blue egg is behind the bushes where it is hiding. The mother bird put the sign that
said “Lost and Found.” The bushes had shadows where the sun shines on the leaves. The mother bird put light brown sticks to make the baby bird nice and cozy in their light brown nest. When I went outside I saw a bright blue egg and I felt it and it was a hard egg. It cracked by itself and there was a baby bird Who will say ‘’mama’’ to her mother bird.