Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nesting







I wonder if the owner of this nest thought it was strong and secure. The bird has woven in baling twine, very solid fencing wire and different coloured lengths of boating rope. There are twigs with gumnuts adding a rather whimsical tone, and it was well and solidly worked into the fork of the tree.










Unfortunately the tree needed to be lopped. My friend was pleased that the tree surgeon rescued it from the mulcher and it's been added to her artistic displays.


8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. excellent recycling idea - and I love the earthenware pot ..

Good for the tree surgeon at the time ...

Cheers Hilary

Ms. Becky said...

Oh I love finding downed nests. I don't like that the bird has lost its home, but what they lose is my treasure! I see you have a new look here and I'm liking it very much! happy day to you Sue.

walk2write said...

It must have been a very strong bird to have used rope and wire as reinforcement. Your friend and the tree surgeon were wise to preserve it. Thanks for showing us the beauty of hard work!

Jan Morrison said...

If I'm fooling around with silk yarns and so forth (or just knitting) I'll put out little bundles of the material, yarn or wool hung from tree branches so the birds can take bits of them and weave them into their nests. No plastic though!

sue said...

Hilary, he must have been good, I suspect most of them wouldn't have even noticed. My friends home is surrounded by interesting pottery and artwork - and birds!

Becky, It's a funny feeling isn't it, I'd have never thought of using a next as an artform. thakyou for the comment about the new look!

w2w, we decided it was a currawong - a large black bird a bit like a crow. the fencing wire was a bit of a head scratcher - I can't bend it, yet it was (sort of) woven through.

Jan, I'm going to do as you suggest right now. I'm knitting a woollen scarf for my brother and can snip some ends. Lovely idea, thanks,

Have a lovely weekend everyone, thanks for visiting.

Michelle said...

Love it. Nests are amazing. I couldn't create something like that if I tried yet to think these little creatures make these homes to raise their babies with nothing more than a beak and feet is genius.

sue said...

Michelle it's seeing things like this that makes me realise I don't really have a creative bone in my body - even a bird can do better!

Michelle said...

lol yeah it's amazing the creations that are happening right under our noses that we dont even see. I was watching some birds the other day collecting items and the way they were picking and choosing (and rejecting) what they would use was interesting to watch.