Wednesday, March 25, 2009


When we first put up our outdoor tent a few years ago, a family of birds (we think pigeons) set up home in the rolled up canvas flaps. After they fledged, we moved the tent to a more permanent location with a platform. Now we have some sparrows trying to build a nest in the new location. Above is the beginnings of a thwarted nest. Below, some nest scraps.

I love watching birds build nests. Their meticulous search for materials, picking through piles of twigs or grass followed by the laborious flight with their beaked treasure is a process I could watch all day.

If you were sparrow, you'd be home now. Right through the tent opening.

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