Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Wonderful nature.

Linda (Life on a Colorado Farm on my Blog Roll) has put on two beautiful things this week - two things which show just how remarkable nature is.   The first was a spider's web where the central 'hub' was heart-shaped rather than round and the second, this morning, is a humming bird's nest complete with one newly hatched baby and three remaining eggs.  She now has the web as her header.

It reminded me of a photograph the farmer took several years ago when he was on one of his walks.   Some of you will have seen it before but I have many new readers since then, so I am posting it again.
He was on one of his Sunday walks when they went into an old barn to have their lunch.   This pair of old trousers was hanging across a beam and a long-tailed tit had utilised them to build a nest.   Birds are on the look-out for safe nesting sites and this seems like a good one to me.

12 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for posting this again. We so seldom get the chance to get such a close up view of small bird nests. Beautiful.

Derek Faulkner said...

I thought it was going to be a Wren's nest, they love places like that. Great photo though and lucky you.

Terry and Linda said...

What a wonderful photo of a very clever bird's nest! I love how they are ever so resourceful. Thank you also, for the mention of my blog!

Linda

Summer said...

What a place to build a nest ♥

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So interesting - I love to find things like that.

angryparsnip said...

Ever since you posted this I think of it and the your robin's nest in you garage (?) when I see a nest in our trees.
Thank you for posting this again.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Cro Magnon said...

I remember well, when I was very small, finding a Robin's nest in the pocket of an old coat hanging in our barn.

Gwil W said...

Birds have been around a lot longer than we humans and they'll still be here when we've gone probably nesting in the ruins of an extinct civilization. They are surviving in Chernobyl and other such places with no help from us. Lovely photo. I remember it well.

Librarian said...

Goes to show how nature uses everything - it's us humans who discard things way too easily (sometimes)!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Some birds just can't wait to get inside a man's trousers.

Frances said...

It's a grand picture. I also like what Gwil has commented. xo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. Yes it is a memorable photograph and one you are unlikely to forget once seen. And Parsnip you are quite correct we did have a robin build a nest on the farmer's bench in his shed. The bench was absolutely covered with his tools and as they were all the same colour it was almost impossible to see the nest.

Thanka for calling in. Glad you enjoyed seeing it agai.