Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bird's nest blogging

Glenn Reynolds, ever the trend setter... has a post about a bird's nest. So here's mine. I shot this a few weeks ago while on location at a juvenile detention facility (jail). I was shooting for the architects who designed the new facility. This was a little serendipitous zoology lesson for the kids... the robin built her nest right behind the bars, up against the window glass.

7 comments:

kenju said...

Perhaps she and her babies will fare better then the nest on my porch wreath. I took a photo of the nest recently, and will post it soon. Yesterday I noticed some moss and twigs on the floor under the nest, and it was totally ruined. I picked up the remnants of the nest and out fell a perfectly formed but featherless baby bird, which looked like its neck had been broken and cut. I wonder if some other larger bird had attacked the nest.

Rick Lee said...

You think your local hawk has a taste for robin? A few years ago when we had a hawk hanging around, I used to see neat little piles of mourning dove feathers under my neighbor's bird feeder.

kenju said...

I suppose it is possible. He would have had to come up on my porch, with a roof and a deep overhang, so I hope he didn't do that! I feel so sorry for the mother bird, who fussed at me everytime I went onto the porch before this happened.

Maisyday said...

Your post inspired me to put up a couple pictures of my bird's nest on my blog, www.baciana.blogspot.com. I love your site and look forward to the new pictures every day, especially grocery night!

Rick Lee said...

Hi Maisyday... great to hear from you. I'm going to take a look at your photos right now.

Blond Girl said...

Hi Rick.

Not sure if I've said hi yet, but I've been lurking for awhile. I love your photos. When I saw the bird today, it made me think of how many of us enjoy freedom (emotionally) even when we're "locked up" in a situation. OK, that sounded weird; it made more sense when it was a visceral reaction to your photo and not a sentence. What can I say? I'm tired...

Rick Lee said...

Good to hear from you blond girl. I think I understood that!