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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope-2

bird nest
Bird Nest

I really hope someone out there knows what kind of bird built this nest 30 inches from the ground in a small stand of pines near a cow pasture in zone 8/7.

And I really hope the birdie comes back!


Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope-2

  1. What a great picture. Wish I knew the answer for you. I’m more familiar with the water fowl category but have no idea about their nesting habits either!

    1. Hello, Debby, and thanks for the compliment! I could just watch this nest to see if the bird will come back and then try to I.D. it, but what if some other bird decides to use it? Hmm. Maybe there is no way of knowing. I just stumbled upon it while we were marking timber, and thought it was so nicely preserved, it could be used again, if the bird would come back. Oh well, someone will know or else, no one will. πŸ™‚

  2. Sweet!!!!! Love little birdnest. Never take them from trees, but at Don’s house, they often fall, even thought they are quite well made and full of dental floss!! I’ve never seen such works of art and so tiny. We even have a little remnant of a blue egg in ours. AWESOME PHOTO! You and Debby should have a photo studio soon (among your other works). Love melis

    1. Hey, Melissa! No, we never take them down, either, but do find some. This one is attached to a bush, though, so easy to snap while it is vacated. Amazing skill in these things, and all by default program, no teachers for these tiny creatures. Which makes the design so incredible, and also makes the nest identifiable, I think, by examining the design. This one is mostly pine straw. We do throw out hair for the birds after haircuts, but none in this one. A studio. Ha. Sure–come on down and manage it for us while we play, okay? πŸ˜€

    1. Hello, DPE, and welcome to Home’s Cool!
      Thanks for this comment! Oh, just imagine it!
      Wouldn’t it be awesome, indeed, to have such a chance! A lady I know raises finches, and let us see her day-old hatchlings, once. It is truly amazing how tiny a living thing can be.
      We tend not to bother mama birds, but it sure is tempting to check on this nest this spring and see what I can see!
      Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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