Delicate Beauty

Claire and I were walking the other day, and I spotted this small nest upside down on a bush. There were no eggs nearby, so I think it was abandoned and had fallen. I scooped it up, marveling at the industry evident in the construction. It’s a small nest, no larger than 3 inches in diameter, and lined with something that looks like dog fur. Since Claire wanted to mangle it, I’ve put it aside in her nature box for a future date when she’s able to be gentle with it. I found this on a highly trafficked road, and it reminds me that for all the urban development surrounding us, birds and other animals find room to live here too.

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3 Comments on “Delicate Beauty”

  1. Karen Maezen Miller Says:

    And make a home wherever they are.

  2. lkd Says:

    It certainly is a well-made nest.

    I had to come here and tell you (since I rarely do anything at Facebook except look around then dash back out the door) that I read your remark about your darling daughter being little miss crankypants and gosh, it made me smile.

    My parents used to call me Lucy (as in VanPelt, the infamous Lucy of Charlie Brown’s football kicking bane) because I was the crankiest little girl around.

    She’ll be entering those terrible twos soon. Maybe little miss crankypants will be visiting more often, eh?

  3. Kathryn Says:

    Ah, yes LKD, the terrible twos have arrived already. There’s a will the size of the universe in that tiny little body!