I’ve been watching a sparrow build a nest in a tiny tube that’s built around the electric wire in front of my house. The tube isn’t even solid, there’s a large open bit right under where she’s making her nest. I’ve been watching the straw and paper bits float to the ground below. Harrowing business. I’ve recently come across a website dedicated to urban birds that’s out of Cornell University. It’s a great informational site and they even have ways where you can join in on their field studies. Recently they had a photo competition for pictures of nests built in odd places. Here are some of my favorites, but you can see the rest here.

The Great Horned Owl was nesting in a potted palm tree! I love the colors on this picture.