21st Century Nesting

Our neighbours have acquired a 21st century bird’s nest:

Not only is it behind a satellite dish but, if you look closely, large parts of it are constructed from the wire ties that the builders (who are still working on our estate) use for tying layers of bricks together. We believe it belongs to a couple of magpies, and it contains six (low-tech) eggs.

I have no idea what effect this has on their reception…

5 thoughts on “21st Century Nesting

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  2. Indeed. That one’s a keeper (I’ve cleaned out anything that might be useful to the spammer.) They are also hitting faster these days; normally, they go for older posts.

  3. It’s funny how well some animals – birds, especially – adapt to human environments. We change the landscape beyond all recognition, yet it turns out that skyscrapers aren’t all that different from rocky cliff faces when you’re a pigeon.

    I must say, though – that’s a pretty good piece of engineering from your avian neighbours…

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