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havalotta 11-10-2009 10:47 AM

Nesting instincts.......
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A place for birds
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and creatures great
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and small to rear their young.

We too are a nest.
A group of people fitting together.
We settle into this nest.
We fit one within the other.

To nestle is to lie close and snug.
It is a place we call home.

Some nests are built in the spring to rear young, others are built in the fall to prepare for Winter.
It is a place to feel safe and secure in none the less.....

Lets see the variety of nests and dens you have found
under logs, in the ground or while wandering around with your head up in the trees.

Gloria 11-10-2009 04:11 PM

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Beautiful havalotta!

I have one current contribution. Last week while taking pictures of the neighborhood trees, I noticed this tiny little nest way up high.

havalotta 11-10-2009 06:42 PM

It almost looks like it's held in the palm of a hand.

Don't forget.... Insects, fish and a variety of other creatures also make wonderful nests to display here.

Sage 11-10-2009 07:28 PM

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Attachment 11144 This Canadian Goose is nesting at the edge of a marsh

Attachment 11145 while this one doesn't like to get her feet wet!

Attachment 11146 These two birdies are getting in the mood along the shores of the Niagara River

Attachment 11147 A Red-tailed Hawk parent in one of the nests we watch

Attachment 11148 and another in Cambria NY

havalotta 11-10-2009 07:44 PM

I had found a goose nest one spring by going in the opposite direction she tried luring me....
Ha Ha She had it nicely lined with a feathery down.

biigblueyes 11-10-2009 08:25 PM

A nice warm bed waiting for her babies.

Sage 11-10-2009 09:11 PM

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These Barn Swallows have been nesting over this door for years and have 2-3 broods a year. There is another nest on the other side of the building, which is part of the complex where the Peregrines nest! They are so cute, don't you think?

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Equilibrium 11-11-2009 01:52 AM

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Awesome photos!!! Lighting was bad for me but here's a few losers. Please... don't throw any rotten fruit at me for these photos. That first one is a two-fer.

biigblueyes 11-11-2009 09:00 AM

Nice nest photos, everyone.

havalotta 11-11-2009 11:06 AM

Sage Your swallows are real tweeties...
Ooooo a double decker Equill.
Back lighting can darken many photos.
You could try adjusting your exposure on them a little to bring in a bit more depth.

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