McBone Outpost #5996 features a rather ordinary, run-of-the-mill, long-neglected basketball hoop.
But this hoop houses a secret.
A reedy, chirping chorus tipped me off. As did a scolding mother wren.
I had to climb a ladder and peek inside, of course.
Take a closer look.
Closer still. These five little house wrens look about ready to leave their nest of twigs and steel.
Life finds a way. Nature is amazing.