After strong winds rolled through here a couple of nights ago, we found this nest lying in the road. It has to be the original composite structure – fine twigs woven together with long strands of horsehair. It measures 3 x 2.5 inches – coffee mug size, with walls that are no more than 1mm thick, and a lining of grass. Strong but flexible, the tree branches broke, but the nest survived the wind and the crash landing. I’m guessing that an oriole built it – if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.