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I wonder how many of these I will need to make a nice omelet.
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Oh my god, that nest is surreally beautiful!

I will not comment on the omelette question, though.
 
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I think the bird is an accomplished Natural Builder!

A friend of mine in Ladakh yesterday photographed a magpie in her nest and out of it, and it turns out that she, like he, is an avid builder of earth homes. We liked her cob construction, but your bird's natural animal-fiber insulation and aesthetic finishing are definitely superior.

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They belong to an Anna's humming bird.


I almost cut down this nest when I was raising branches along a driveway. Saw it just before making the cut.

It's the size of a golf ball.

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I just went to a lecture on lichens (you take what entertainment is on offer here) and learned that hummers will use them for nest building material.
Great shots, Dale.
 
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The lichens are part of the nest's camouflage. The trees are covered in lichens, so a nest clad with the same material is hard to spot.
 
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The young from this nest have already fledged. It was revealed when I pruned the bush. A dozen different crows stopped by for a look. They eat baby birds of other species.
...... I find nests several times a week. Certain trees are left alone until the young have left. Mistletoe is a favorite nesting spot and food supply. Most customers are open to leaving it alone.
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