It's always interesting to find
empty and abandoned birds nests.
Just be sure they ARE
empty and abandoned,
before you decide to keep them.
Recently I have found three.
I always wonder how
those little birds create
such a work of art.
This one was in my yard,
and broke apart almost completely
when I found it.
It has lots of grasses, dryer lint,
feathers, fur etc.
This one came from the winery I recently toured.
They clean them out of the vineyards
when they are pruning the vines.
The base is made from 1/8 to 1/4 inch
'Y' shaped twigs, interlocked with each other.
Then the inner nest, which is wedged into the top
of the outer part,
has pieces of cotton rope,
mostly dried grasses, and dryer lint.
There are websites on bird nest identification.
This is just one of many.
I recently found a blog that has a great idea
on what to do with found birds nests.
Go check it out sometime.
You have to be careful handling birds nests,
even when they are empty like these are.
Sometimes they will have mites in them.
When you find anything in nature,
just be sure to use
Savor the day!