Saturday, 3 August 2013

When the Wind Blows

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:

Side view:
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Back view:
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Top view:
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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.

6 comments:

  1. I know it's not a guessing day but it looks like a Blackbirds nest.

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    1. I think you are probably correct Adrian.

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  2. really very sturdy looking, but sorry it fell. hope you saved it. :)

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    1. It is TWG. I expect it was used this Spring.

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  3. A work of art that is John :-)

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    1. It is Shirl - some birds put an awful lot of effort into nest building.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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