Single ladybirds love a good surprise.
There is nothing more romantic than a well-choreographed surprise that looks spontaneous.
This is why, if you are really serious about getting the girl during the ultra-competitive spring nesting season, you want to plan out your big surprise until it runs like clockwork.
Your large featherless assistant is a great one to practice on, too. With her powers of observation, you can practice-sneak up on her hundred of times and she will always be genuinely surprised.
So the first thing you want to do is pick your super-secret “surprise” nesting spot.