“Bird Made Its Nest In My Mop”: 50 People Share Pictures Of Nests In The Most Random Places (New Pics)
Used for laying eggs and sheltering the little ones, bird nests vary in shape, size, and type. While some feathered creatures opt for a simple scrape nest by creating a shallow depression in the ground, for instance, others weave intricate ones out of twigs and other materials.
The latter kind often build their wonders of engineering in the most unusual places. They occupy everything from helmets, to car parts, swimming suits, and even traffic lights, and people have pictures to prove it. We’ve gathered some of them in this list today showing that there is no limit to their creativity when it comes to nesting locations. Scroll down to find the pictures and enjoy.
In order to understand bird behavior better and learn more about their process of building nests, Bored Panda got in touch with a professor in the Biology department at Dalhousie University, Andrew Horn. You will find his thoughts in the text below.
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A Hummingbird Built Its Nest On My Hanging Hummingbird Figurine
Two Eagles Have Decided To Build A Nest Right Outside My Grandma's Window On The 12th Floor
This Goose At My Hospital Laid Eggs And Is Nesting In A Large Planter. One Of Our Maintenance Guys Built An Umbrella For Her And Set Up Nearby Water For Her
“Different species choose differently, of course, but the common elements are safety from predators and access to food. For most songbirds, safety from predators calls for a well-hidden nest in a place that’s hard for predators to climb to,” Andrew Horn, a professor in the Biology department at Dalhousie University told Bored Panda.
The Celebrate Urban Birds project also pointed out that the places birds choose and the nests they build differs depending on the species. Some of them even have different roles for male and female birds when it comes to finding the best spot and building a nest.
For instance, mourning doves typically opt for a tree, but it’s the male’s responsibility to locate the right place, which then has to be approved by the female. When it comes to hummingbirds, for example, the female builds the nest without any help from the male counterpart. This species usually also builds them in trees, but might also choose bushes or a more interesting spot, such as a loop of chain or wire, as well.
Baby Bird In The Mouth Of A Wolf Statue At My University
A Robin Made Its Nest And Laid Some Eggs In The Middle Of My Hanging Basket
According to the Natural History Museum, a woodpigeon is another species that shares the workload of building a nest: the male bird brings the materials, while the female piles it on a somewhat scattered platform then used for laying eggs. Woodpigeons typically lay two eggs, each of which is then incubated by the two birds.
Duck Made A Nest In My Fire Pit, And Duckies Finally Hatched
The Nest That Some Birds Made In My Bicycle Seat Pack While I Was Away. I’ll Take The Bus To Work As Long As They Need It
This Bird Making Its Nest In A Mop
Even though they might be used as permanent homes in some cases, nests are primarily built for laying eggs, incubating them, and raising the young. Birding Outdoors revealed that these living beings lay eggs all year round, but April, May, and June seem to be the most active months; that’s when they lay as much as 86% of eggs.
I'm Gonna Make A Nest Right Here
People Kept Pointing Their Phones At The CCTV Camera
My Wife Hung A Wreath On Our Front Door. In The First Week A Bird Built A Nest Inside The Wreath. Week Two, A Bird Built A Nest On Top Of The Wreath
The Natural History Museum pointed out that some birds, such as house martins, build their nests from mud and often do it on people’s houses, attaching them to the roof and the wall.
“Homes often offer places like eaves, holes (e.g., drainpipes), and raised but flat surfaces that are like natural nest sites, but scarcer in the wild. Also, the activity around the home can offer some protection from predators (apart from cats!),” Professor Andrew Horn explained.
A Robin Has Nested Inside An MX Helmet In My Shed
A Nice Wren Couple Moved Into A Hiking Boot In My Parents' Garage, And Today Their Family Grew By 5
A Sure Sign You Have Been Taking This "Stay At Home" Thing Seriously
Prof. Andrew Horn also discussed with Bored Panda what is the best course of action upon finding a nest in an unexpected location on your property. “If there’s no eggs or nestlings in it yet, and it really can’t be there, then you can try moving it to a better location, and/or removing the nest material every time it reappears until the birds give up and nest somewhere else,” he said. “Once the nest has eggs or nestlings though, it’s illegal to disturb it. Just try to avoid the nest area if possible, don’t linger near or look at the nest, and hopefully the birds and you will get used to each other. The birds will only be nesting for a month or so.”
Behold! The Miracle Of Nature That Is The Pigeon Nest
The lament of me and those who don't know enough about pigeons. This is a perfectly fine nest for a pigeon, this is exactly how they are meant to build nests. This is not "they don't care about their chicks" (really? of couse they care about their offspring!), this is "pigeons are not tree birds and people should stop thinking that the actions of tree birds applies to all birds". They are cliff birds. The eggs are on a solid surface and surrounded by twigs to prevent them rolling off, this is the nest that you will get from any kind of cliff bird. Now it's weird being on a concrete floor you think? Pigeons are domesticated animals, urban pigeons are feral, not wild. They are working with their instinct in a place that we forced them to be in because pigeon keeping became "unfashionable". Please to not misunderstand pigeons and think that they are stupid because the cliff bird doesn't do tree bird things in an environment we forced them into.
Robin Created Nest In Back Of An Elephant Planter
Our Country (Malaysia) Has Been In Movement Control Order. This Is 10 Days Into The Lockdown
In addition to living rent-free on the homeowner’s property, the winged creatures also tend to use man-made materials at times. The Natural History Museum uncovered that birds might add debris and other bits and pieces to their nests to strengthen the structure, decorate it, or repel ectoparasites.
This Is A Canadian Goose Named Dorthy. She Visits My Grandparents' House Every Year To Make Her Nest And Lay Her Eggs
I Fed A Duck, And Then She Made A Nest 6 Feat From My Front Door
Found At My Local Lowes
Depending on the species, birds build different types of nests. According to AZ Animals, they are categorized into cup, platform, burrow, scrape, mound, cavity, and hanging nests. The first one is arguably the most common one in the bird world, as well as in pictures showing the most random places birds choose to set them up.
Robin's Nest In The Top Of A Fence Post
A Bird Sitting In A Nest In A Wild Bird Sign
Hummingbird Family Made A Nest In A Pair Of Hanging Pool Goggles
It is believed that the majority of birds do not reuse their nests. All the effort of building one typically goes down the drain once the birds and their babies abandon the construction after the nesting period. They start the intricate process all over again next season.
Some birds, however, skip the process of building one altogether. Bird Gap uncovered that the list of such species includes the Emperor Penguin, Common Potoo, Indigobird, and the Common Cuckoo, among others. They find a place for laying eggs that doesn’t require construction or simply leave their unhatched babies in other birds’ nests.
I Love Pigeons Because When It’s Time To Make A Nest They’re Like “Whatever”
A Hummingbird Made A Tiny Nest On A Christmas Light
An Old Jacket Hanging In The Woods With A Bird's Nest Built In The Pocket
According to researchers’ 2021 data, there are roughly 9,700 species of birds, providing people with plenty of nests in random places, as well as beautiful bird vocalization. They also often become the stars of amusing content, such as these pics that went horribly wrong but ended up with hilarious results or this collection of the best bird memes posted online.
An Urban Bird That Uses Cigarette Butts To Protect Its Chicks From Parasites. Harmful To Humans But Beneficial To Birds
That Pigeon Nesting Between Anti-Pigeon Spikes
Birds Built A Nest In Our Window
Got A Little Surprise When I Got Home From Work
My Sister Hung Her Bathing Suit Top Out To Dry. A Bird Started Building A Nest In The Cup
This Is A Pic Of A Mourning Dove Which Made A Nest In My Bathroom, It Is On The Top Floor
I didn't scare off the dove by the picture nevertheless she is quite chill and not scared of us. We put some food and water in the bathroom.
A Hummingbird Made A Nest On The Handle Of My Parent’s Basketball Hoop
Stork Family Built Their Nest In Between The McDonald's Sign
Some Birds Built A Nest In One Of My Relative’s Grill, While It Was Still Closed
There Is A Bird's Nest In This "Tree"
Came Home Today And Found This Bird On My Balcony Chair Fully Equipped With Nest And Egg
A Bird Laid Eggs On The Stairs Of Our Front Porch
Bird Nesting In A Boot
This Bird's Nest In My Dad's Helmet. They Hatched
Left My Work Gloves Outside For A Couple Of Days. Went To Got Them And Found This
Bird Made Its Nest In My Mop
Going To The Track Today, But Found That Two Nesting Birds Had More Important Plans For My Helmets
This Duck That Laid Its Eggs In A Planter At My Work
A Hummingbird Built Her Nest On The String Lights Above My Patio Table
This Is Just Ridiculous
There's A Bird Nest In My Newspaper Slot
Second Year In A Row Robins Built A Nest On Our Outdoor Ceiling Fan
What is an outdoor ceiling fan?! Doesn't the wind blow there?
This Bird Nest I Found On Top Of My Heavy Bag
Note: this post originally had 103 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
Birds and their nests are fascinating to me! These tiny little hollow boned creatures, with no thumbs, manage to make sturdy little nests in all manner of places, that withstand wind and rain ( for the most part). They are also quite inventive in the materials they use, sometimes. One year, I tossed bits of yarn from my stash into the yard, and weeks later I did see a colorful little nest with bits of yarn in it. 😊
This thread was so much fun to scroll through. We had a family of ducks build a nest in the bushes right outside the main entrance to my work. There is no water within a couple of miles. Not sure what they were thinking...