Funny how the mind works.
This morning's find instantly brought to mind the nursery rhyme:
Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all
I was clearing up under the old leylandii tree when I spotted something which had fallen:
I have no idea which bird built this nest. It measures about 6 inches across and 4 inches deep. (15cm x 10cm) Fortunately there was no baby to fall with it. By the looks of the variety of material and the intricate way it has been built it must have taken quite a while to construct.
An Ashy Mining Bee?
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