Thursday, April 23, 2009

Perfectly Constructed

We have a TV outside mounted under an overhang. It is one way to get DH outside during baseball/football season. The other day we noticed two little finches flying back and forth to the TV and on closer inspection realized that they were constructing a nest in the bracket holding the TV. This is no place to raise young ones (due to the start of baseball season) and so we decided to take the nest down, unless there were already eggs in it. Luckily the birds had not laid any eggs yet so it came down and we turned on the overhead fan, hoping the movement would discourage further construction in the area. The nest is perfectly assembled with an outside made up of woven twigs and palm threads and the inside a soft composition of fluffy plant materials and downy feathers. I hope the finches weren't too disappointed and found another spot to raise their young.

8 comments:

Tatyana said...

It looks so warm and cozy.Thanks for showing it so close, Sheila! We have several nests in our trees, but it's in the middle and we can't see them well.

Stephanie said...

Neat home (for the bird :-)). I have not seen such a neat nest before. Really perfect!

Kathleen said...

Oh, I hope they find a new spot to build too. I have a pair that has built in the basket on my front porch wreath. It's the same neat shape your photo showed so well. There's three eggs in my nest now so I guess we'll be tip toeing around the front door area and coming in & out the garage instead!

Gail said...

It's a perfect little nest! I look for them all the time ...but they are good at hiding them from my camera! Have a sweet weekend...gail

Darla said...

What a perfect little nest.

Dirt Princess said...

It is really amazing how they make their nests.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

I am sure they will some other place to build another nest... ~ bangchik

CiNdEe said...

That is a perfect nest! I love to see how the birds build them. It is just amazing to me!
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn