We have a number of bird nests throughout our 3 acre property. Some I’ve seen, most I haven’t laid eyes on yet. Last year we had a Woodcock (weird bird alert) nest under our spruce trees in the backyard. See blurry photo. Each morning we have turkeys roosting throughout the forest. I love it.
Here is a robin’s nest that was built last year but I didn’t see until this year. It was built in a small tree in our front yard and I find it fascinating.
How industrious are the birds? Bits of hay, straw, and grass clippings — no doubt the very bits I failed to rake — used to create a place to rear their young. And it somehow stood the test of winter.
There is definitely much to learn from this single nest.