Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cool Nest

I found this nest hanging about eight feet from the ground in an Oregon Red Cedar that is growing in my neighbors yard. She was having some pruners over to raise the canopy up a little this last fall, so since it was past nesting time I was able to safely remove and preserve the nest without robbing some pore bird of its home. It would have been lost to the work of the pruners if left. It was built by a "Bushtit", a very tiny bird (4") for such a large nest. Built of mostly moss and lichen and held together with spider webs that they collect....pretty amazing little architects.

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