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An engineering marvel

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Bob Coutant, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    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. :cool: 

    I’m guessing that an oriole built it – if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.

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  2. I like the background for contrast, the image is very well done.
     
  3. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Thanks Brett -- The weather has turned cold here, and I was wearing my micro-fleece pullover hood. That's what I used for the background.
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thats a keeper.

    Put in a wooden frame with glass.

    Beautiful image.
    Agree with the Oriole nest.
     
  5. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Thanks Gale -- This is the first opportunity I've had to examine one closely -- it really is neat.
     
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