Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Favorite

I was cleaning out a fence row the other day and cut this sapling before I saw what was attached.

Even though the egg looked pretty old, I placed it back on the fence in the same location just in case the momma was still out there. I went back out to check yesterday and the branch had either blown down or the neighbors cows had knocked it loose. As the egg was still firmly seated, I think it had been sitting there quite awhile, and as I carried it up to the house, I hoped I was not at fault for its demise.

This nest is interesting to me not only for remaining egg, but also the construction - note how it's securely tied to the tiny branches.

And what makes it my new favorite? The wool, of course ;-).

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