On the Nest

General Fairgrounds-birdsbathing-Breezi-trees-RusticCabin-Grass 095

It’s Spring, and this Robin is on the nest of her choosing atop a rain drain pipe connector under the roof of a human house. Although birds may seem to build nests in fragile-looking locations, they are constant maintainers and guardians of their chosen territories, so few of their houses fall victim to wind and weather conditions.

General Fairgrounds-birdsbathing-Breezi-trees-RusticCabin-Grass 096

This Mother-to-be built her nest deep below, nearly completely around the pipe, to support the actual small birthing area above where she will hatch her eggs.

+++++
Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Advertisements

Mud Swallows Mudding

Mud Swallows build their mud huts underneath the bridge adjacent to our apartment’s backyard.

490

This pair is deciding how to retrieve some mud debris which collapsed from their nest above.

202

Working on the wing

+++++

Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg